Antony criticised after slow start

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21/1/2023 | 07:47pm

Manchester United summer signing Antony has been criticised by presenter and reporter Gaz Drinkwater following a slow start to life at the club.

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The winger joined from Ajax in a massive £86m deal, but has scored just three league goals since his arrival and has been criticised for his style of play.

United travel to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday to face league leaders Arsenal, and it has now been questioned whether the Brazilian would suit a game against such a tough opponent.

Has Antony been a good signing?

Too early to judge!


Yes – he’ll come good!


No – not worth the price tag!


No – not good enough!


Although he scored on his debut in the reverse fixture, Drinkwater claimed that he may be too slow to help counter-attack against the Gunners.

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Speaking on the Stretford Paddock podcast, Drinkwater criticised his speed on the ball.

“In terms of Antony, I just think he’s too slow. And this is a really weird thing to say about a player who’s as rapid as Antony is, but he’s slow on the ball, he slows Man United down. He gets the ball, everyone knows what he’s going to try and do – he’s going to cut back onto that left foot; he’s going to go backwards.

“When you’re playing against teams…


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