News From Manchester: Manchester United told Antony would be Erik ten Hag’s perfect signing after hint on future dropped

Antony has caught the eye in the Eredivisie this season under the leadership of United's new manager Ten Hag. The Brazilian has scored 12 goals and 10 assists in just 33 games for the Amsterdam club.

The 22-year-old dropped a hint that he could be joining his former boss in Manchester during his farewell message to Ten Hag. In that speech he said: “I am thankful for all the opportunities and learning every day.

“Know that I will always stand with you if you need me.”

One person who believes that Antony would be an astute signing for United is former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson.

He told Football Insider: “Antony is a top player. He is strong, good on the ball and can cut in and shoot from distance.

“He can play down the middle as well but he is most effective off the left-hand side. A two-footed player who gets goals and assists.

“He has been a big part of what Ajax have achieved in the last 18 months. I have watched him closely covering the Eredivisie for a broadcaster.

“He is certainly a player who would flourish in the Premier League, he will not score 30 goals a season but he will contribute goals and assists. He is direct.

“If Ten Hag is to have a huge overhaul at Old Trafford Antony is the sort of player the fans would love. I think Antony would be a great addition.”

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