Manchester United eyes Ajax’s Antony as a possible replacement for Mason Greenwood. Due to his recent arrest, Mason Greenwood’s future with the club remains uncertain. Many of his sponsors pulled out since his ex-girlfriend Harriet Robson posted videos, photos, and recordings of his abuse. He is currently out on bail and investigations are ongoing. Despite the no verdict status, sponsors like Nike, EA, Konami, and Cadbury dropped him.
Since Manchester United announced that Greenwood will no longer be training with them, there was no word on a replacement. However, a recent tweet surfaced that Man United is showing interest in Antony Matheus dos Santos from Brazil. They are not the only ones as Liverpool and Chelsea are also interested in the Brazilian winger.
Antony could be a very good replacement for Greenwood. The Brazilian has played an instrumental role in Ajax’s fine run this campaign, especially in the Champions League. The 21-year-old racked up two goals and four assists in Europe’s premier competition. Ajax won all six of their group stage matches.
His manager Erik ten Hag, who has been linked with a move to United, said in December that it would be hard to keep Antony. “From a sporting point of view, it is clear that he is an incredible talent,” Ten Hag told Good Morning Oranje. “He is going through an incredibly beautiful development. Especially if we perform in the Champions League, then it is clear that he will come into the spotlight and be interesting for a lot of clubs.”
If Ten Hag does take up the job at Man United, fans can expect the Dutch manager to try and persuade the Brazilian winger to join him.