Antony issues apology to Ajax after £85m Man Utd transfer | Football

Manchester United winger Antony during his farewell interview with Ajax

Antony tells Ajax fans: “Sorry if I let you down” (Ajax)

Antony has apologized to Ajax for the way he left ahead of his £85million move to Manchester United.

The Brazil international completed his transfer in the final days of the summer transfer window after several weeks of negotiations between Ajax and United.

But in order to secure his move to Old Trafford, Antony went on strike with Ajax as he refused to train and missed the club’s last two Eredivisie games before his departure.

The 22-year-old, who could make his debut for United in the Premier League against Arsenal on Sunday, has now apologized to Ajax and says the club will always be in his heart.

“I felt at home in this club. It’s quite difficult,” Antony said in his tribute video with Ajax.

“I said goodbye to everyone at the club. From day one I had a fantastic reception but it is what it is.

Antony started training at Manchester United this week

Antony started training at Manchester United this week (Getty)

“I will always have this club and the fans in my heart. They have always supported and reassured me.

“I am grateful to my family and to this club, which has made a lot of things possible. Even my selection for Brazil started here.

“I will carry this racquet with me for the rest of my life and will always keep an eye on it.

“I’m very happy, very, very happy for this opportunity. I am very grateful to Ajax for the opportunities they gave me. The club has grown on me. I am thankful for everything.

“It is like it is. Ajax will always be in my heart. I thank you all. I thank the board, the players and the club. I thank the fans for their warmth. I’m sorry if I let you down, but I’m especially grateful for the great welcome I received. I will carry this club in my heart for the rest of my life. Many Thanks.’

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