Manchester United winger Antony has revealed Cristiano Ronaldo has helped him settle at the Premier League side following him summer move.
Antony joined Manchester United in the recently closed summer transfer window. The move to Premier League also sees him reunite with his former Ajax manager Erik ten Hag.
Ten Hag was keen for Man Utd to sign Antony from Ajax. The Red Devils initially saw bids for the Brazilian rejected by Ajax. But they eventually sealed the deal, signing the highly-rated winger for £86m.
Since signing for Manchester United, Antony has so far featured in four games for the Red Devils. He has scored two goals from those appearances, with both coming in the Premier League.
Cristiano Ronaldo makes me feel comfortable, says Antony
Antony revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo always makes him feel comfortable and described the experience of being his teammate as ‘rewarding’.
“I’m feeling very happy, and I told this to him because we always follow up and have this dialogue. He always makes me feel comfortable. It looks like I have known him for a long time, and I told him this,” Antony told ESPN Brazil.
He added: “He has a beautiful history and he is a huge reference for those who are younger than him. Something flashes in my mind, like we play video games [of him], watch him on television, and right now I share some moments with him, for me, it is very rewarding.”
Antony further added he is still learning from the Portuguese superstar, who re-signed for Manchester United in the summer of 2021.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo has not had a great start to the 22/23 season. The Portugal international has featured in eight games for Man Utd this season. But he made it to the starting XI only on three occasions. The rest of his appearances have been off the bench.
He has also only scored one goal for Man Utd so far this season. That goal came in their 2-0 win over FC Sheriff. Ronaldo converted from the spot after Diogo Dalot had won a penalty in that match.
Ronaldo’s only goal of the campaign so far came after he went goalless in his first seven matches for the Old Trafford outfit.
Meanwhile, Man Utd succumbed to a heavy defeat to local rivals Manchester City in their recent Premier League match. Man City cruised to a 6-3 win over Man Utd in that game.