Antony shows Erik ten Hag what he's missing at Manchester United

Ajax superstar Antony showed Erik ten Hag what he’s missing at Manchester United with a dazzling performance in Ajax’s thumping 6-1 win.

The Red Devils fifth permanent manager since Sir Alex Ferguson retired identified the Brazilian international as his number one forward target this summer.

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However, having already signed Lisandro Martinez from his former club, Ten Hag and the Manchester United hierarchy were told that it’d take an offer in the region of £70m to sign the former Sau Paulo starlet, according to GOAL.

With United unwilling to meet the reigning Eredivisie champions’ asking price, the 22-year-old talented South American looks set to stay in Amsterdam for another season.

Antony shows Erik ten Hag what he’s missing

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Less than 24 hours after Manchester United’s abysmal 4-0 defeat at Brentford, Ten Hag’s former club made it two wins from two Eredivisie games after beating FC Groningen 6-1 at the Johan Cruijff Arena.

With the game finely poised at 1-1, the nine-time Brazil international scored a screamer to reclaim Alfred Schreuder side’s lead.

He cut inside onto his wand of a left foot and hit an unstoppable powerful effort into the far top corner.

Cutting inside and whipping the ball into the far corner is rapidly becoming Antony’s party piece in the same manner that Arjen Robben terrorised left-backs.

It was Ajax number eleven’s second goal of the season following his strike in the 5-3 Johan Cruijff Schaal defeat against PSV Eindhoven.

With no Manchester United player yet to score in the Premier League this season, Antony showed Erik ten Hag what he’s missing at Old Trafford.

Antony was given a 9.4 rating by SofaScore for his performance against Groningen. As well as scoring in the league clash, the man who was signed by Ten Hag also registered an assist.

He finished the game with 87 touches, two big chances created and completed seven of nine attempted dribbles.

Putting a shift in out of possession for his team, something Ten Hag desperately needs at the Theatre of Dreams, Antony won nine ground duels.

Not signing Antony and potentially his other key target this summer Frenkie de Jong will be a massive blow to the team Ten Hag envisaged himself having ahead with the Red Devils.

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