Paul Scholes defends Antony for wanting to join ‘proper club’

Paul Scholes defends Antony for wanting to join ‘proper club’
Ajax star Antony has been defended by Paul Scholes for wanting to join a "real club" as he pursues a transfer to Manchester United.

Before Manchester United's close victory at Southampton, Scholes commented on the Brazilian's transfer saga, implying that he feels bad for the player during his efforts to complete a transfer from Ajax to Old Trafford.

The legendary player for the Red Devils told BT Sport: "He seems talented and we can all sit here and say it's maybe a little bit too much for him, but as I say I just think is crazy these days.

“I feel a bit for the lad because he obviously wants to come for Manchester United one of the biggest clubs in the world. He’s at a good club in Ajax don’t get me wrong but this is where, this a real club, this is a proper football club where he’ll be seen around the world.

“He’s got great skills and it’s a player that the manager likes, he’s had him. I do feel a little bit sorry for the player but we’ll see what happens.”

Antony recently made it clear that he wants to move out of Ajax and reunite with his former boss Erik ten Hag in Manchester. He was left out of Alfred Schreuder’s latest squad for an Eredivisie clash with Utrecht as the speculation over his future intensifies ahead of the September 1 transfer deadline.

Ajax are reportedly unwilling to sell Antony so late in the window as they have little time to source a replacement. If a deal with United is not agreed, the Brazil international will be expected to feature for the Dutch giants against Cambuur on September 3.