Manchester United summer season signing Antony has been criticised by presenter and reporter Gaz Drinkwater following a sluggish begin to life on the membership.
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The winger joined from Ajax in a large £86m deal, however has scored simply three league goals since his arrival and has been criticised for his type of play.
United journey to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday to face league leaders Arsenal, and it has now been questioned whether or not the Brazilian would swimsuit a recreation in opposition to such a tricky opponent.
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Sure – he’ll come good!
No – not definitely worth the price ticket!
No – not adequate!
Though he scored on his debut within the reverse fixture, Drinkwater claimed that he could also be too sluggish to assist counter-attack in opposition to the Gunners.
Talking on the Stretford Paddock podcast, Drinkwater criticised his velocity on the ball.
“When it comes to Antony, I simply assume he’s too sluggish. And it is a actually bizarre factor to say a couple of participant who’s as speedy as Antony is, however he’s sluggish on the ball, he slows Man United down. He will get the ball, everybody is aware of what he’s going to try to do – he’s going to chop again onto that left foot; he’s going to go backwards.
“Whenever you’re enjoying in opposition to groups who perhaps are a bit extra of a low block, which Arsenal usually are not going to be, Antony might be the precise man to go for, however I feel in case you’re making an attempt to get in behind the workforce, you play Garnacho. I’m not but satisfied about Antony.”
Time to adapt
The 22-year-old has had a comparatively sluggish begin to life in England, however has proven his expertise in flashes, and maybe wants time to adapt a bit of extra to his new environment having not scored since netting in every of his first three league video games.
He’ll seemingly begin in opposition to Arsenal given the dearth of different choices in his place if Marcus Rashford performs as a central striker, and on condition that he scored within the earlier recreation in opposition to the Gunners, he will probably be backing himself to get onto the scoresheet.
United have been in good type with Antony within the lineup and have solely misplaced as soon as this season when he has performed – in opposition to Actual Sociedad within the Europa League – so it might solely be a matter of time earlier than he finds some consistency.