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Man Utd legend names which summer signing can become ‘a world star’ under Ten Hag guidance

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has praised a player who joined the Red Devils from Ajax in the summer, predicting him to become one of the world's top talents.

Man United announced in April that Erik ten Hag would quit Ajax to take over at Old Trafford at the end of the 2021-22 season. Several of his Ajax players were instantly linked with moves to Manchester United as a result of this.

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Jurrien Timber, Brian Brobbey, Edson Alvarez, Lisandro Martinez, and Antony were among them.

Martinez and Antony were the only two players to quit Ajax for a Ten Hag reunion at Manchester United.

Martinez was signed for £56.7 million by Manchester United, according to Sky Sports. He signed a five-year deal with his new team.

Man United also paid an eye-watering £86 million to get Brazilian winger Antony. It made him the club’s second most expensive signing of all time, trailing only Paul Pogba’s re-signing for £89 million.

Martinez has thrived in defense under Ten Hag, overcoming worries about his height and winning aerial duels. And he is tenacious when it comes to tackling and closing down strikers.

Antony has demonstrated flashes of his apparent skill. Ten Hag is highly familiar with the 22-year-old and should be able to assist him become more consistent, which might lead to him being a true Premier League star.

Manchester United player backed for a bright future
Van Der Sar, who played 266 times for Manchester United and helped them win four league titles, has lavished admiration on Antony.

Antony, according to Ajax’s CEO, has the potential to become a household name if he continues to work hard.

When asked about Antony, Van Der Sar told The Athletic, “He’s still young and has a lot of promise.”

“We would have wanted to have kept him here for another year.” We didn’t have to sell him because we had money in the bank. However, the charge became prohibitively expensive.

“We challenged United to go as far as they could go.” They may have a future world star.”

When it comes to the Antony debates, hearing Ajax’s side of the tale is fascinating. Man United had hoped to sign him for significantly less than £86 million, but Ten Hag pushed them to bring him in at any cost.

As a result, Ajax profited greatly from the player. They just spent £13 million to sign him from Sao Paulo.

Lisandro Martinez’s departure is discussed by Van Der Sar.
Van Der Sar also discussed Martinez’s departure. “Arsenal came earlier for Lisandro, but it was for a price where we said, ‘Thank you very much for the offer, but we’d rather keep the player than start haggling,'” he explained.

“It was a little different with United. We’ve had a few chats over the years: Daley Blind, Donny van de Beek.

“My job is to make the best judgments for Ajax.”

Ajax has an excellent business concept. They train adolescents from their academy and bring in young players from all over the world.

These teenagers are given first-team opportunities and are frequently impress. When this occurs, Europe’s top teams sit up and take notice.

As Van Der Sar confirms, Ajax tries to get as much money as possible when selling its finest assets. This enables them to replace the leaving star while also reinvesting funds in the academy and scouting system.

Man United appear to be benefiting from their hefty investment in the examples of Martinez and Antony. Van De Beek, on the other hand, has been a huge letdown. He is rumored to be departing for Leicester next year.

Meanwhile, a prominent Manchester United target has praised a Liverpool player, paving the way for a possible move to Anfield.

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