Ajax head coach Alfred Schreuder is assuming that Antony will remain at the club despite interest from Manchester United.

Antony was not present as Ajax defeated Sparta Rotterdam 1-0 on Sunday as Schreuder said he was not focused enough to play. The Brazilian winger had pulled out of training the last few days in order to try and force a move to Manchester United.

The Premier League side have reportedly had bids rejected for the winger but are preparing another move in the coming week.

Speaking to ESPN after the 1-0 win on Sunday, Schreuder said on Antony, “I just want Antony to stay, so I assume he will not be sold. The money in question is absurd, but we’ve already sold five or six base players. I don’t think it’s right if we sell another player.”

Asked if Ajax can really refuse a bid of around €90-100 million, Schreuder said, “I cannot judge that, the club has to judge that. But I think we’re very strong financially. Will Anthony stay? My feeling about that is good, but I also understand such a boy. It is difficult. But we play Champions League and I don’t think Manchester United do that. We’ll see what happens.”




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