6 EX-AJAX FOOTBALLERS WHO ARE NOW MANCHESTER UNITED MEMBERS.
Ajax is a top club in Amsterdam Netherlands league , that has over the years performed well and produced some of the most prominent footballers globally. No wonder Manchester United becomes their biggest beneficiary of the century.
Manchester United on the other hand is the team everyone around the world wishes to identify with, from fans to players and even technicals.
So far the club has seen a series of wins and achievements bagging trophies over the years. Currently the EPL club hosts a contingent of about 6 former Ajax members as follows :
1) DONNY VAN DE BEEK
Donny debuted for Ajax Academy in the year 2008. He would later play for the club in 2015.
The Netherlands national midfielder plays jersey number 34 at United. He has previously been shortlisted for Ballon d’Or and has equally made 40 appearances playing for Netherlands.
The midfielder so far has over 60 appearances for Manchester United.
2) CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN
The Denmark international midfielder aged 31 joined Manchester United in January 2002,playing jersey number 14.He made 113 appearances for Ajax between 2010 and 2013, till 2020 he was at Tottenham Hotspur where he made 226 appearances, scoring 51 goals.
The footballer appeared for Inter Milan 43 times attaining 4 goals between 2020 and 2021,and finally securing a goal at Brenford in 2022 just before joining Manchester United. So far he has 28 appearances at United with a single goal.
3) ERIK TEN HAG
Ten Hag is the current manager of Manchester United since 2022 after his immediate exit from Ajax where he served between 2017 and 2022.He was previously also at Bayern Munich II for a period of 2 years as a manager.
His career in football management began in 2012 while at Go Ahead Eagles before moving to Bayern.
4) LISANDRO MARTINEZ
Manchester United is Proud to have center back player Lisandro Martinez who is known to be among the list of world’s best defenders.
Lisandro is from Argentina, playing jersey number 6 at Man United.
He joined United from Ajax where he starred between 2019 and 2022.At Ajax, Martinez made 74 appearances scoring 6 goals. Currently he has a goal to his name at Man U with just 27 appearances.
The Brazilian football winger at Manchester United plays Jersey number 21 and has so far made 25 appearances, scoring 4 goals for the Red Devils. He is formerly of Ajax where he made 57 appearances and 18 goals.
Antony Matheus dos Santos is his full official name,aged 23.
6) ANDRE ONANA
Onana is the latest signing at Manchester United having debuted for the EPL club just the other day. He brings along skills from his Barcelona and Inter Milan engagements as a goalkeeper.
Andre Onana who is a cameroon national wears jersey number 24.He played for Ajax between 2016 and 2022 before moving to Inter. Barcelona had him between 2010 and 2015. The 27 year old keeper is ranked 4th among the world’s most expensive goalkeepers in the world.