Antony admits training at Man United is 'very different' to at Ajax

‘I knew how intense it would be’: Antony admits training at Manchester United is ‘very different’ to at Ajax, but says he had ‘prepared and trained’ for the challenges of the Premier League

  • Antony marked his PL debut with a goal in United’s 3-1 win over Arsenal
  • The winger previously worked with Erik ten Hag for over two years at Ajax
  • He has admitted to finding training ‘very different’ at his new club 
  • Antony also spoke of how ‘welcome’ he had been made to feel in Manchester

Manchester United star Antony has admitted training sessions at his new club are more ‘intense’ than he was used to, but he was prepared for the change after ‘always following the Premier League.’

The former Ajax man hit the ground running with a goal on his United debut in the club’s 3-1 win over Arsenal earlier this month.

It was an important moment for Antony after some questioned his worth following an £86 million move on transfer deadline day. 

Antony has admitted that training at Manchester United is ‘very different’ to what he is used to

The Brazilian winger previously worked with Erik ten Hag for over two years at Ajax

‘Training is very different but I’d prepared for it mentally,’ Antony told MUTV. ‘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.’

Antony impressed on his Premier League debut with a goal against Arsenal in United’s 3-1 win

Antony also spoke of his experience living in Manchester with his Brazilian teammates. He said: ‘It’s the first few weeks but I’ve already discovered a few Brazilian restaurants. I went with Casemiro. 

‘We’re settling in the city. I’m already adapting well here at the club. The people have made me feel really welcome and I’m feeling at home. We’re settling in well in Manchester.

‘I’m really happy to be with friends and working together here and with the Selecao. It’s a great feeling. It actually makes the settling in easier, not just with the team-mates but all the other players have given me a warm welcome and this has really helped me to adapt.’

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