Manchester United icon Paul Scholes has labelled big-money summer season arrival Antony “a bit of a one trick pony”.
Since becoming a member of United from Ajax final month, he has began all 5 games and scored twice.
On deadline day, the Brazilian winger turned United’s second-most costly signing of all time after becoming a member of from Ajax for an preliminary price of £82 million.
And, regardless of scoring on his debut in opposition to Arsenal and once more in Sunday’s derby loss to Manchester City, Scholes believes he nonetheless has lots to be taught. The 11-time Premier League champion additionally recognized one potential cause why Jadon Sancho (United’s most costly transfer the earlier summer season) has largely underperformed since arriving at Old Trafford.
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Prior to United’s hard-fought 3-2 Europa League win away to Omonia Nicosia on Thursday evening, he spoke on BT Sport.
“Sancho by no means actually runs in behind. He wants a quick left-back actually or a centre-forward to hyperlink up with and he hasn’t actually acquired that in the mean time.
Antony on the opposite side as properly, he doesn’t run in behind. He appears to be a little bit of a one-trick pony. He’s all the time chopping inside and both passing again to the full-back or having a shot. You’re pondering he must develop a bit bit. It’s nonetheless early days for him; we all know that.”
Scholes was pondering on United’s 6-3 loss to City within the Premier League final time round. That end result successfully interrupted Erik ten Hag’s side’s run of 4 straight league victories and demonstrated how far they nonetheless needed to go to combat for the title.
Ten Hag and firm will go to Goodison Park on Sunday night to face Everton.