Manchester United new boy Antony has clear answer in Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo unending debate.
new signing for Manchester United In the past, Antony Signing has said he would prefer Lionel Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo in his ideal starting lineup.
In a deal worth up to €100 million (£85.5 million), United announced the signing of the Brazilian from Ajax. The 22-year-old is expected to sign a five-year contract with an additional year’s option.
Due to visa complications, the attacker was unable to travel with the United team to play Leicester City in the English Premier League on Thursday night.
At first, the Red Devils were hesitant to pay the Dutch club’s asking price for the player, and club officials expressed doubts about the viability of a transaction at the beginning of July. However, the team reached an agreement to bring him to Old Trafford over the weekend after making progress in negotiations.
Once the contracts for Martin Dubravka and Antony are signed, United is not likely to add any more players in the final days of the transfer season.
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The 33-year-old goalkeeper will play the entire season on loan at Old Trafford and will give David de Gea some competition. He will probably play in the club’s Europa League group matches, all of which are scheduled to take place before November 3.
However, one of Antony’s new teammates may require some groveling on his part. It follows the release of a video showing the Brazilian choose Messi of Paris Saint-Germain over Ronaldo of Manchester United.
In the video, Antony is questioned throughout while the interviewer shows him pictures and asks him whether he prefers the left or the right option. Although it is still unknown when the video was shot, Antony ultimately decided to pick Messi over Ronaldo, a Portuguese player.
Messi and Ronaldo have been the subject of heated debate for years, and neither side seems ready to budge on the issue of who is the superior player. While Ronaldo has played 1126 times and has 815 goals and 230 assists, Messi has made 979 professional games and has recorded 773 goals and 333 assists.