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Man Utd target Antony just ended three careers with outrageous skill, no wonder ten Hag wants him

Daniel Marland

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Man Utd target Antony just ended three careers with outrageous skill, no wonder ten Hag wants him

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Manchester United target Antony put on an absolute masterclass in Ajax's clash with Groningen this afternoon and one piece of skill has left fans amazed.

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The Brazil winger was identified as one of new manager Erik ten Hag's key targets when he arrived at Old Trafford, having worked with him in Amsterdam.

Ajax slapped an £80 million price tag on the 23-year-old however and it scared United off, who weren't willing to spend that much on the player.

It means Antony will be spending another campaign in the Eredivise and it looks like he'll be making it his own personal playground.

After receiving the ball out wide, Antony found himself up against three Groningen defenders and drifted away from one with ease.

He then jinked away from a second before popping the ball round a third and running onto his own flick.

Antony managed to get a shot away which was saved by the goalkeeper. That doesn't take away from his moment of brilliance however and fans on social media understand the hype.

One person commented: "This Antony masterclass isn't making me feel better about the Brentford game."

Another said: "He's pure filth I pray United never get him he'll ball."

A third tweeted: "Fearless when taking on players I like it."

While someone put: "Pay the money and get him to the Theatre ASAP."

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Ajax took the lead inside four minutes through Steven Bergwijn before Groningen equalised through Cyril Ngonge six minutes later.

Just before the half hour mark, Antony restored Ajax's lead with a lovely effort from just outside the box.

Bergwijn grabbed his second on the stroke of halftime to give Alfred Schreuder's side a 3-1 lead at the break.

It was summer signing Bergwijn who grabbed a fourth and his hat-trick midway through the second half, before Kenneth Taylor's goal and a Steve Berghuis penalty sealed a 6-1 victory.

United are yet to bolster their attack in the transfer window and have seen a number of targets go elsewhere.

Darwin Nunez joined Liverpool back in June while Benjamin Sesko has agreed to join RB Leipzig in 2023.

The Red Devils were keen to sign Bologna striker Marko Arnautovic, but pulled out of a potential deal on Tuesday.

Bologna's asking price continued to rise, while the club received 'complaints from fans' about the idea of signing the Austria international.

Topics: Ajax, Manchester United

Daniel Marland
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