The 22-year-old completed his big money move to Old Trafford from Ajax at the end of August, but it seems that several Reds players have already made a big impression on the Brazilian.
It was clear that United’s number 21 enjoyed his brief time playing alongside Ronaldo and he was in awe of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
While with Brazil in Qatar for the World Cup, Brazilian outlet Globo have asked several of Tite’s squad to name their best XI of players they played alongside at club level.
As well as United’s former number seven, Antony picks David de Gea, Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane and Casemiro in his team.
However, there isn’t a place for United’s Portuguese magnifico Bruno Fernandes in Antony’s side with Dusan Tadic occupying the attacking midfielder role.
Antony’s XI: De Gea, Igor Vinicius, Varane, Martinez, Reinaldo, Casemiro, Tche Tche, Tadic, Neres, Pato, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Antony names Cristiano Ronaldo and four Manchester United stars in best XI
As well as Antony, Fred and Manchester United loanee Alex Telles were among the Brazilian players to carry out the challenge.
United’s number 17 also included Ronaldo and De Gea in his XI, but he did name Fernandes alongside former Reds Paul Pogba, Juan Mata and Diego Forlan.
Fred’s XI: De Gea, Gabriel, Indio, Juan, Kleber, Pogba, Guinazu, Mata, Fernandes, Forlan, Ronaldo.
Telles also named Ronaldo, but the only other Manchester United representative in the left-back’s team was his compatriot, Fred.
Telles’ XI: Casillas, Maxi Pereira, Felipe, Juan Jesus, Nagatomo, Felipe Melo, Fred, Sneijder, Ze Roberto, Palacio, Ronaldo.
United’s left-back, who is currently in the midst of a season-long loan at Sevilla, has been ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup after suffering a knee injury against Cameroon.