“I wasn’t happy with him” – Ajax boss slams Antony over conduct before Manchester United transfer
Before the Amsterdam club agreed to sell to Manchester United, the Brazilian winger refused to practice and expressed his displeasure to the public.
Alfred Schreuder, the manager of Ajax, is still upset about Antony’s departure to Manchester United this summer.
On deadline day, the deal to bring the Brazilian winger to Old Trafford was formally completed, with Antony citing Erik ten Hag as a crucial element in his decision-making process. He would also pay tribute to his former club for their assistance in his progress to this point.
His previous manager, though, has not returned his good wishes.
Schreuder, for his part, has already criticized Antony’s drive for the withdrawal. Now, as he reflects on his club’s transfer window, he explains why the 22-year-old irritates him.
“We had a good transfer window,” Schreuder told Soccer Niuews. “Personally, I was dissatisfied with Antony’s departure; I desired a replacement.
“That worked out with [Lucas] Ocampos, and we’re all really pleased. The group is powerful in this regard. I was dissatisfied with him [Antony] not playing or training. He understands that I don’t agree with him.
“That was done in cooperation with [Mohammed] Kudus; the second time he missed a training session, he did so on his own. Anything happened to [Edson] Alvarez on the last day (a late bid from Chelsea), therefore it is natural that something happens to a youngster like that.”