Antony, Manchester United’s latest signing, has spoken out about his departure from Ajax and apologised to the club’s fans for how the situation played out.

The Brazil international joined Manchester United late in the summer transfer window and seems like an interesting addition to Erik ten Hag’s squad for the next season.

Still, Ajax supporters will be disappointed after losing yet another crucial part of their side, with Ten Hag also luring Argentine defender Lisandro Martinez away from the Eredivisie giants earlier this summer.

Antony also contributed to the transfer by missing a recent game against Sparta Rotterdam, and it appears he was eager to apologise to Ajax fans for disappointing them.

The 22-year-old clearly has strong feelings for Ajax as he bid them an emotional farewell on their official website, but it remains to be seen how convinced they’ll be by his words after he clearly tried to force through a big move.

“I felt at home at this club. It’s quite difficult,” he said.

“I said goodbye to everyone at the club. From day one, I got an amazing reception, but it is how it is.

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

“I’m grateful to my family and to this club that made a lot possible. Even my selection for Brazil began here.

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

“I’m very happy, very, very happy for this opportunity. I’m very grateful to Ajax for the opportunities they gave me. I have grown to love the club. I am grateful for everything.

“It is how it is. Ajax will always be in my heart. I thank everyone. I thank the board, the players and the club. I thank the fans for their warmth.

“I’m sorry if I failed you but I’m especially thankful for the great reception I got. I will have this club in my heart for the rest of my life. Thank you.”