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Antony gets tattoo of himself as Man United winger pays tribute to iconic moment under Erik ten Hag

Manchester United winger Antony has received an incredible tattoo of himself celebrating scoring for Ajax on his back.

The Brazilian winger was pictured on Instagram by tattoo artist Bruno Lopes who was recreating the iconic image of Antony celebrating in Amsterdam after scoring a late winner against rivals Feyenoord in the Eredivisie in 2022, a result that proved crucial to winning the title by two points under Erik ten Hag. Both he and Ten Hag, as well as teammate Lisandro Martinez, would make the move to Manchester that summer.

Lopes' work covers the entirety of the 24-year-old's back and also pays tribute to the forward's roots. Antony has made no secret about his difficult upbringing in Brazil where he was born in the 'Favela'. In a nod to that part of his life, the tattoo portrays the United man overlooking the urban area which he used to call home.

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The Reds' forward moved to United from Ajax in the summer of 2022 after Erik ten Hag chose to switch from Amsterdam for Manchester. At first, Ajax were unwilling to sell Antony to United after already agreeing to Lisandro Martinez's switch to Old Trafford.

However, the Brazil international pushed hard for the transfer and eventually the Dutch club caved. United spent £86m to bring Antony to the club but so far, it is hard to argue that this has been value for money.

Antony has managed just three goals and two assists to his name across all competitions this season. Such a poor form has led to plenty of speculation about his future at the club considering he has yet to adapt to the top flight.

Should United choose to sell him, Antony would be

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