But with so many forwards already in the United squad, some would need to depart if the Premier League side are to beat Juve to Antony’s signature. Former Ajax winger Kiki Musampa believes Cristiano Ronaldo’s future would be in doubt as the Portuguese icon does not fit Ten Hag’s style.
“Ronaldo is not really a (Erik) Ten Hag-type player. Why? Because the philosophy of Ten Hag is all about the team and everybody got his piece of work to do within the team,” Musampa, who won two Eredivisie titles, told Stadium Astro.
“Your thought needs to be connected with the team, the way I see Ronaldo connected with the team in the last part of the pitch, he a lot of the time goes for his success and misses the awareness of runners and of teammates.
“That’s something that can be crucial in the team from Ten Hag because for him, the way he plays he really demands from all the players to always think of the team first, just like a (Louis) Van Gaal type of coach.”