Brazil legend Rivaldo has backed Manchester United target Antony to flourish if he secures a move Old Trafford. The winger netted 12 goals and provided 10 assists across all competitions as he helped Ajax to the Eredivisie title under Erik ten Hag last season.
A number of reports have claimed United seniors have already held talks over a potential transfer during a visit to Amsterdam, while others say the player is eager to join the club.
Antony has six caps for Brazil and could be on the plane to Qatar this winter. And speaking to Betfair, homeland hero Rivaldo backed Antony to shine both on the world stage and in the Premier League if a move can be secured. READ MORE:Jadon Sancho backed to be a 'key' part of Erik ten Hag's first season at Manchester United "Antony can do wonders at Manchester United and the World Cup,” he said. “He enjoyed a fantastic 2021/22 season and I'm sure he attracted the attention of bigger clubs. "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. “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." READ NEXT: Manchester United news homepage Manchester United set to submit improved bid for Frenkie de Jong to Barcelona James Garner outlines plans for Manchester United return Manchester United might be targeting the wrong Ajax player this summer Zinedine Zidane breaks four-year silence on Manchester United manager linksRead more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk