2023-01-23 10:55:00

Antony cant beat anyone! - Man Utd winger slammed by Ferdinand amid struggles to justify 85m price tag

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By Chris Burton
  • Brazilian joined in 2022 from Ajax
  • Has only five goals to his name
  • Questions asked of contribution

WHAT HAPPENED? The South American winger was acquired by the Red Devils in an 85 million ($105m) deal with Ajax last summer. He made a record-setting start to life at Old Trafford before his form tailed off badly, and he has just five goals and no assists to his name in 19 appearances. His struggles continued during United's 3-2 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday - a performance which attracted the ire of a former club legend.

WHAT THEY SAID: Former United defender Ferdinand told his Vibe with Five YouTube channel after seeing the big-money asset fail to impress at Emirates Stadium: The concerning thing for me with somebody like Antony is that he cant beat anyone and for a Brazilian thats surprising! He just doesnt beat anyone and Im sitting there thinking, Was that always the way? Ive seen clips of him when he was at Ajax and he was somebody who used to beat people.

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