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Ex-Manchester United star criticises flop Antony


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Former Manchester United star Louis Saha has criticised Antony for being too ‘predictable’ and urged the attacker to come back out of his consolation zone to show his fortune round at Outdated Trafford.

Erik ten Hag made signing the Brazilian worldwide a high precedence when he arrived as Man Utd supervisor final yr. United signed Antony from Ajax in a whopping £85m deal final August, and he loved a promising begin to life within the Premier League by scoring three targets in his first three video games.

Nonetheless, issues have gone south for him since as he has solely managed to attain a solitary objective in his final 31 league appearances. So, he has come beneath hearth for his latest struggles and ten Hag has additionally been criticised for his choice to buy the Brazilian for such an enormous payment.

Now, former Man Utd striker Saha has criticised Antony for being too ‘predictable’ and solid doubt as as to whether the South American has a long-term future at Outdated Trafford.

The ex-forward stated issues simply aren’t working for Antony proper now and suggests he wants to come back out of his consolation zone to carry extra ‘range’ to his sport if he needs to show his fortunes round at Outdated Trafford.

Ex-PL star urges Antony to come back out of his consolation zone

Saha additionally says that Antony must feed Rasmus Hojlund from the wing with a view to assist the centre-forward rating targets however, the winger hasn’t been ready to do this.

When requested whether or not Antony has a long-term future at Man Utd, Saha stated:

“I don’t know. It was a extremely powerful introduction to the Premier League for him. He was in a position to rating just a few targets, however now the defenders are conscious of his sport and skim him very properly. He has no pleasure as a result of he’s predictable and as a striker, when a winger is reducing in and placing in a cross, they supply forms of balls which can be actually exhausting to learn and join with.

“You want crosses which can be hit with tempo in between the defenders and the goalkeeper and that’s not what Antony is offering. Manchester United now have a striker that’s in search of these forms of crosses however Antony isn’t providing these choices. He must do the proper issues for the crew, no matter whether or not he likes to do them or not.


“I, like many different followers, have been actually affected person with Antony, however now he has to carry extra range to his sport and are available out of his consolation zone. If he doesn’t come out of his consolation zone, then what he’s doing at present isn’t going to work for this crew.”

Antony is a gifted participant and may have the ability to flip his fortune round going ahead. Nonetheless, if he continues to battle over the approaching months, then it’s extremely probably that Ten Hag will probably be compelled to promote him subsequent yr.

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