Antony names former Manchester United forward as he names his three role models

Antony names former Manchester United forward as he names his three role models

Antony has named former Manchester United winger as one of his three role models after he sealed his move from Ajax to Old Trafford this week.

The former Ajax winger becomes Erik ten Hag’s latest signing after his transfer was completely finalised on Thursday morning.

As a result, he is increasingly likely to be in the Manchester United squad that will face Arsenal on Sunday in the Premier League.

The 22-year-old has been speaking to Manchester United on various topics, where he also talked about his compatriot Casemiro and former Ajax team-mate Lisandro Martinez.

Antony is a unique winger and the trick he does with his feet isn’t common among wingers of his generation and these qualities will obviously add to the quality Manchester United currently have.

Speaking about the players he watched while growing up, he told Man United’s official website: “There are a lot, but as I really like dribbling it would be Ronaldinho Gaucho and Ronaldo as well,” he told the United website.

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“They are players I always admired because of their dribbling, something I have always liked and I carry it with me today. There are a lot of players, though these two stand out for me.

“There are a lot, [Luis] Nani for example. There are a lot of other players,

“I hope to continue in this tradition of exciting the fans and pleasing the crowd with my football,

“Not just dribbling and attacking play but if I need to put in a slide tackle, track back, help with marking, there’ll be no shortage of desire,

“I hope to provide continuity here, we have to respect the weight and tradition of the shirt.”