“I’m feeling very happy, and I told this to him because we always follow up and have this dialogue,” Antony told ESPN Brasil when asked what his relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo looked like.
“He always makes me feel comfortable. It looks like I have known him for a long time, and I told him this.
“He has a beautiful history and he is a huge reference for those who are younger than him.
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“Something flashes in my mind, like we play videogames [of him], watch him on television and right now I share some moments with him, for me it is very rewarding.
“Like I said: I’m still young, I am 22 years old and I’m learning a lot from him.”
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Had Ronaldo had it his way in the summer, he might not have played alongside Antony at all as he was trying to force a move away from Man United to a Champions League club.
As soon as it became evident that it’s not happening, Ronaldo acted as a professional, though. Reports stated that he had a ‘180 degree turn‘ in his attitude – which probably involved striking up a good relationship with Antony.