“No, to be perfectly honest” – Antony fails to rule out Ajax exit amid Manchester United interest

"No, to be perfectly honest" - Antony fails to rule out Ajax exit amid Manchester United interest

Antony has failed to rule himself out of a possible exit from Ajax this summer amid strong interest from Manchester United.

Man United are keen on signing two forwards this summer, and it is not down to whether or not Cristiano Ronaldo leaves the club.

The Portuguese icon wants to leave the Red Devils for a Champions League and several reports claim that the 37-year-old could dump United before the end of next week.

Manchester United are planning for life without the five-time Ballon d’Or winner and has been linked with moves for Antony and Cody Gakpo.

United this week offered €80million for Antony but their offer was turned down by Ajax, who remain keen on keeping one of their best players, having let Lisandro Martinez join the Red Devils.

The Dutch club reportedly want €80million + €20million add-ons from the winger’s suitors and Manchester United are planning on making a much-improved offer.

Antony, who missed Ajax’s training on Friday due to personal issues, talked about his future, where he admitted that he can’t promise Ajax fans that he would remain with them beyond this season.

On if he could give any guarantees that he will still be at Ajax at the end of the month, the Brazilian told De Telegraaf: “No, to be perfectly honest, I can’t.

“What I can say is that I want to come to the right decision with my family, business partners and Ajax, which is good for everyone. In the end, God determines my future.

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“Now I am focusing on playing football and have put all other matters in the hands of my agents and my brother. They will advise me on what is best.”

Erik ten Hag has got off to a dreadful start in the Premier League, losing two winnable games 2-1 and 4-0 against Brighton & Hove Albion and Brentford.

Antony believes Ten Hag will steady the ship at Manchester United without changing his tactics, although admits that he hasn’t cheered his former boss yet because he’s not won any point so far.

“He [Erik ten Hag] has been super important to me. I am grateful to him and wish him all the best. I will always cheer for Erik after working so closely together,” he added.

“I have not been able to celebrate or cheer for him as he got no points yet. I couldn’t until now anyway and that makes me sad. But knowing Erik, I am convinced that he will turn the tide soon.

Manchester United will improve at his hand. At his previous clubs, he has proven that his method works.”

Antony has already made two Eredivisie league appearances this season and has scored one goal.