ANTONY has been left out of Ajax's match day squad ahead of today's Eredivisie clash with Utrecht.
The winger, 22, has gone on strike and is refusing to play for the Dutch giants in a bid to force a move to Manchester United.
The Red Devils have been pushing to sign him since the transfer window opened in June, but they have failed to reach an agreement with Ajax.
Their most recent bid of £76million was rebuffed by the Eredivisie champions, who are reluctant to sell their star man so close to deadline day.
But, Ajax manager Alfred Schreuder now faces a dilemma with Antony willing to do whatever it takes to get his big money move.
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The former Brugge boss had little choice but to leave the Brazil international out of today's fixture.
And he has chosen Steven Berghuis to fill the void on the right.
Despite the ongoing transfer saga, Man Utd chiefs are confident that they will be able to seal a deal before the transfer window closes next week.
Erik ten Hag hinted at another potential swoop after the club's 1-0 win over Southampton on Saturday.
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He said: "If a good player is available we will strike because we want to strengthen the squad. Always.
"We will be alert until the last second of the window."
The Red Devils are expected to table another bid worth around £84mnext week.
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