Brazil legend Rivaldo tells £60million Brazilian star to join Manchester United this summer

Brazil legend Rivaldo has suggested that Antony should leave Ajax this summer to join Manchester United.

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is keen on reuniting with the Brazilian at Manchester United.

Ten Hag sees the 22 year old Brazilian as the perfect player to solve Manchester United’s right-wing problem.

Rivaldo is confident Antony will thrive at Manchester United.

“Another player that is heavily under the Premier League’s radar is Ajax’s Antony, who enjoyed a fantastic 2021-22 season and I’m sure he attracted the attention of bigger clubs,” Rivaldo told Betfair.

“At the moment, Manchester United – who have his former manager Erik ten Hag – seems to be the closest club to signing him and I’m confident we’ll all enjoy watching him play at Old Trafford.

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“Just like [Leeds United winger] Raphinha, he might benefit from playing at a bigger club to get closer to being a regular at the World Cup, though I also think his place in the squad is safe since Tite has been calling him up lately and has confidence in his qualities.”

On Friday, Ten Hag’s replacement at Ajax – Alfred Schreuder – sent a message to Ten Hag over his pursuit of Antony.

He said: “Erik knows that he should not buy players from Ajax. I’m kidding. You never know in football.

“But it is not important to me to talk about Erik or United. We have to talk about Ajax and we know that we are a very big and strong club.”

Schreuder also insisted that he is desperate for Antony to remain at Ajax.

Schreuder added: “Clearly we want to keep that boy. He has a contract until 2025.

“But I’m not about that. I’m about the line-up. And I really want to work with him, he knows that and the club knows that too.”