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Antony explains what Erik ten Hag is doing differently at Manchester United

Published on: 25 September 2022

Antony says Erik ten Hag has changed the way he trains players since leaving Ajax to take charge of Manchester United earlier in the year.

The 22-year-old winger played under Ten Hag at his former side Ajax before he followed him to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window.

Antony has started well at United and marked his debut with a well-taken goal against Arsenal earlier in the month as he looks to repay the £86m fee spent on him.

It will take many more impressive performances if the Brazil international is to live up to his price tag, and he admits he has already been surprised by one key difference at his new club.

Speaking about his first month in Manchester, Antony revealed how much of a step up he has found it after his past two years with Ajax.

"Training is very different but I'd prepared for it mentally," he told club media. "I knew how intense it would be as I've always followed the Premier League. I knew how intense the games were and have prepared and trained a lot to be at 100 per cent as soon as possible.

"The team are part of an excellent squad so we have got to know each other and established an understanding to reach this level and develop our football. We are getting to know each other better each day, game by game, so that this harmony can flow and it all works out."


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