Richard Arnold, the CEO of Manchester United, appeared to announce Antony's transfer.

The Red Devils are understood to have met Ajax's asking price for the winger after submitting a £74million bid with a further £10m in add-ons.

Antony missed Ajax's win over Sparta Rotterdam last Sunday and on Thursday he told the Dutch outfit he wants to complete a move in the next 48 hours.

The Brazilian is also believed to have agreed personal terms on a five-year contract.

And now United fans believe Arnold has confirmed his signing.

As the United chief entered a car outside Old Trafford a fan is heard calling out: "What's happening with Antony? Are we getting Antony?"

Arnold then turns to face the fan and nods in his direction with a smile, leading the supporter to respond: "Yes, we are!"

That sparked excitement amongst fans with one writing: "Yes yes yes!"

Another added: "Case closed."

And a third said: "Any time now."

With the deal to sign Antony apparently close the Red Devils could switch their transfer focus to PSV Eindhoven star Cody Gakpo.

United are believed to have had a £34m bid rejected for the forward but if they match his £42m asking price PSV will reportedly be unable to prevent his exit.

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