Since legendary football manager Sir Alex Ferguson‘s retirement in 2013, Ajax has made five sales to Manchester United totalling about €211.4m. A major chunk of the money was earned by the club in the latest sale they made to the Red Devils – Brazilian footballer Antony. They sold the winger for €100 million, the highest ever for any club in the Eredivisie. It was also United’s most expensive signing since Paul Pogba in 2016.

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Here’s a look at all the sales Ajax made to Manchester United since 2013:

1. Daley Blind: €17.5m

Manchester United and Blind agreed to terms of a signing on August 30, 2014, subject to a medical exam and personal terms. The transfer cost £13.8 million, and it was finalised on September 1st, 2014.

Thirteen days after joining, Blind made his Old Trafford debut, playing the entire 90 minutes as United defeated Queens Park Rangers 4-0 to earn their first victory of the year. On October 20, he scored his first goal for the team, a 20-yard strike that gave United a 2-2 draw at West Bromwich Albion. Blind was transferred from Manchester United to Ajax for a four-year contract and a cost of €16 million with conditional add-ons on July 17, 2018, after both clubs announced they had reached an agreement.

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2. Donny van de Beek: €39m

Ajax and Manchester United of the English Premier League came to an agreement on the transfer of Van de Beek on August 30, 2020. Three days later, the deal was finalised when Van de Beek agreed to a five-year deal worth an estimated £35 million plus $5 million in add-ons. In honour of his former Ajax teammate Abdelhak Nouri, who collapsed during a friendly in 2017 and in an induced coma, Van de Beek chose to wear the number 34 shirt.

In his debut season with Manchester United, Van de Beek played a minor role, starting just four Premier League games. Even the following season saw little action for him, and on January 31, 2022, Van de Beek was loaned to Premier League team Everton until the end of the 2021–2022 campaign.

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3. Erik ten Hag: €2.9m

On April 21, 2022, Erik ten Hag was chosen to lead Manchester United for the remainder of the 2021–2022 season until June 2025, with the possibility of an additional year. Ten Hag had left his position at Ajax early to start preparing for his upcoming tenure as manager of Manchester United in 2022–2023. On August 7, 2022, Ten Hag suffered a 1-2 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion in his debut Premier League game.

Ten Hag became the first Manchester United manager to lose his first two games in command since John Chapman in 1921 following a 4-0 loss away to Brentford on August 13, 2022, in his second Premier League encounter. Ten Hag successfully managed Manchester United for the first time in a competitive match on August 22, 2022, when his team defeated Liverpool 2-1 at Old Trafford. United defeated Liverpool for the first time in the league since March 2018. He followed it up with a 1-0 win against Southampton. 

4. Lisandro Martínez: €57m

On July 16, 2022, it was revealed that Manchester United and Ajax had reached an agreement for Martinez’s signing, reuniting him with ten Hag. The transfer fee was between £47 million and £49 million, plus an additional £8.5 million in add-ons. Martinez‘s five-year contract with the team on July 27 marked the official closing of the deal. Martinez made his club debut on August 7 in a 2-1 Premier League loss at home to Brighton & Hove Albion.

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5. Antony: €95m  

According to Fabrizio Romano, Ajax and Manchester United reached an agreement on a €100 million deal for the Brazilian winger. The contract will run until 2027 with the option to extend to 2028. This is the largest transfer fee in the Eredivisie to date. Former Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt previously held the record with his €80 million move to Bayern Munich.