Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand issue verdicts on Man Utd’s Antony transfer struggles

Manchester United are struggling to complete a deal for Ajax star Antony, and two club legends have weighed in on the situation.

Manchester United are coming up short in their bid to land Ajax star Antony.

Erik ten Hag is keen to secure a reunion with his old winger, and United have bid as much as £76.3million in a bid to secure a deal.

But Ajax have rejected the offer, wanting around ££84.4million for their star winger, and they don’t neccesarily need to sell.

The Dutch side have already sold Lisandro Martinez, Sebastien Haller and others.

Antony is now paying the price, with the winger making it clear he wants to leave the club in a recent interview with Fabrizio Romano.

With the clock ticking on United, former midfielder Paul Scholes has been speaking about the situation.

He told BT Sport: “You expect him to want to leave Ajax for Manchester United, of course you would. The manager has done it, a couple of players have done it.

“You have to ignore the money these days, it’s just rediculous for every single player.

“He looks a talented player, and we can all sit here and say it’s probably too much, but the money is just crazy these days, and it’s stopping players from moving.”

Rio Ferdinand also weighed in, adding: “It would break the record from the Dutch league to the Premier League for this young player - a talented player, no doubt.

United continue to chase Antony

“If you look at it from a player’s perspective, you would think it ticks all the right boxes for Ajax, with the money and the transfer fee.

“He has given them some good years, won things, as well, and as a player, you would sit there and go ‘I’d like to think they would do the right thing and let me go’.

“I understand why he did the interview with Fabrizio Romano and broke it that way, but there are a few more days, the clock is ticking, and I’m sure he is watching that clock.”