The English Premier League champions Manchester United have finally regained themselves after a poor start to the Premier League season with their third win in a row. Erik Ten Hag’s side beat last-placed Leicester City 1-0 in the fifth round on Thursday and are now fifth in the table with nine points. Jadon Sancho became the match winner with his goal in the 23rd minute.
In Manchester, Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was again on the bench for a long time and was only replaced by Sancho in the 68th minute. The 37-year-old wanted to leave the “Red Devils” in the summer to still play in the Champions League. But this did not happen. He replaced Ronaldo for the fourth time in his fifth league appearance this season.
At the beginning of the season, Man United suffered two defeats against Brighton and Hove Albion (1-2) and Brentford (0-4). On Sunday (5.30pm) there will be a match at the top against the still flawless leaders Arsenal at Old Trafford.
Man United take Anthony for 100 million
Manchester United have signed Anthony, 22, for around €100m. The Brazilian is the second most expensive buyout for the traditional British club after Paul Pogba’s commitment in 2016. As Anthony’s former employer Ajax Amsterdam announced on Thursday, the two clubs have agreed a transfer fee of 95 million euros, but that could rise to 100 million if there are additional fees. .
Six years ago, the “Red Devils” transferred 105 million euros to Juventus Turin for the benefit of the Frenchman Pogba. At his new club, Anthony meets former Ajax coach Ten Hag. Manchester said Anthony’s contract runs until June 30, 2027, with an option for another season.
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