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"Much better signing than Grealish", "Make it make sense" - Manchester United fans target Manchester City star amid reports of completed Antony deal

Manchester United fans comare the acquistion of Antony to Manchester City
Manchester United fans comare the acquistion of Antony to Manchester City's deal for Jack Grealish

Manchester United fans have expressed their elation at the reports that the club are set to complete the signing of Ajax winger Antony. The Red Devils faithful have gone as far as comparing the deal to Manchester City's acquisition of Jack Grealish last summer.

Grealish joined Pep Guardiola's side last summer from Aston Villa for a whopping £100 million, making him the most expensive player in Premier League history.

The England international, however, failed to live up to his price tag last season as he scored just six goals in 38 appearances in all competitions. He is currently struggling to nail down a regular place in City's starting line-up.

The former Aston Villa forward is behind the likes of Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden, and Riyad Mahrez in the pecking order.

Now, as per The Athletic journalist David Ornstein, Antony is set to join Manchester United for around £84 million.

United fans believe the Brazilian is a better signing than Grealish. He is coming off a 2021-22 campaign during which he scored 12 goals and provided 10 assists in 33 games in all competitions for Ajax.

"£100 million for Grealish. £84 million for Antony. Makes sense," said a fan on Twitter.
"Antony at £85 million is much better than Grealish at £100 million," said another fan on Twitter.
Antony is a good signing. Will rather spend that much on him than Jack Grealish.Well done @ManUtd.
£100 million for Grealish£84 million for AntonyMake it make sense 🤣🤣🤣😬🤣 twitter.com/SxrgioSZN/stat…
Grealish sold to man city for £100m..Antony for €100 absolute a bargain for us... The premier league ain't ready for this guy twitter.com/mo077funky2/st…
100 mil voor antony is erger dan grealish voor 100 mil
If Manchester City can sign Jack Grealish for 100m because of “fouls won” and thick calves then I am not totally against signing Antony for his flair
Antony cost 16 million pounds less than grealish twitter.com/Raheem7ii/stat…
3 years ago, Arsenal signed a 72M player who is now on loanMan City have 100M Grealish on bench Chelsea have 80M Kepa on bench and 100M striker on loanLiverpool signed 100M NunezBut you are worried about 100M Antony
Antony at £85m (€100m) is much better than Grealish at £100 (€117). But, but people won't talk about it because it's United😏
£100m Grealish has done nothing so far at Man City.£100m Lukaku dey on-loan to Chelsea right now.€100m Antony will be okay.

Manchester United have been heavily courting Antony over the last couple of months. However, Ajax have proven to be tough negotiators until now.

The Brazilian winger is now set to reunite with former Ajax boss Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford after they won the Ededivisie title last season.


Manchester United need to reinforce their attack even further despite Antony deal

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The acquisition of Antony is likely to boost the morale of Manchester United's dressing room and fans. The Red Devils, however, need to sign a top-quality striker this summer.

Erik ten Hag's side produced a disappointing attacking display in their 1-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday. It once again reiterated their need for a striker.

Marcus Rashford has been deployed as a No. 9 by Ten Hag in their last two Premier League games. He produced an impressive display in their 2-1 win against Liverpool but was unable to replicate the display against the Saints.

Cristiano Ronaldo was the 13-time Premier League champions' undisputed No. 9 last season. However, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's future at Old Trafford remains uncertain, as per BBC.

Manchester United have made a €10m bid to re-sign winger Memphis Depay from Barcelona. (Gerard Romero) @manutd run it back

As per journalist Gerard Romero [via Express] Manchester United have submitted a bid for Barcelona forward Memphis Depay. The Dutchman scored 12 goals in 28 La Liga games this season.

He has become surplus to requirements at Camp Nou following the arrival of Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha this summer. His speed and versatility make him the ideal target for Ten Hag.

However, his previous stint at Manchester United wasn't the greatest as he registered just seven goals and six assists in 53 matches. He was signed fromPSV Eindhoven in 2015 and was sold to Olympique Lyon in January 2017.

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