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The £475m Manchester United line-up for Erik ten Hag to target Premier League

Erik ten Hag has been backed with more than £225million worth of signings as Manchester United manager… now the pressure is on.

The Premier League side have spent just shy of a quarter of a billion to give the Dutchman five new first-team players.

United confirmed the signing of Ajax winger Antony in a £84.8m deal, the second most expensive in the club’s history.

Only the £89m they paid Juventus for Paul Pogba in 2016 eclipses the money they are paying for him to reunite with Ten Hag.

It is the second time this summer he has raided his old club with Lisandro Martinez also joining, meaning the Red Devils have agreed to pay the Dutch club £141.5m this summer.

The midfield has always been a key for Manchester United this summer and their pursuit of Frenkie de Jong dragged on for several weeks, with little progress made.

They instead turned to Casemiro and paid Real Madrid a £70m fee for the 30-year-old multiple Champions League winner.

Tyrell Malacia looks like he may be the best deal of the summer for the Red Devils, though, as he looked assured at left-back and cost just £13m.

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