Paul Parker gives “disappointed” verdict on Manchester United forward Antony since move from Ajax
Former Manchester United star Paul Parker believes Antony has left most fans “disappointed” since his move from Ajax in the summer of 2022.
The Brazil international made his way to the Old Trafford side for big money in the previous transfer window. While the 22-year-old started off well for the Red Devils, in recent weeks, his performances have not been impressive.
“Antony has done okay for Man United. He hasn’t been amazing but he is also young and needs to adapt to the Premier League.
“But honestly, I think that the vast majority of the fans have been disappointed by him. They expected a different kind of player. I personally think that he is thinking too slow and he seems very immature on the pitch.”
The 22-year-old was put straight into the starting lineup by Erik ten Hag a few days after his signing. Against table-toppers Arsenal on his debut, the Brazilian found the back of the net in the 3-1 victory.
Antony subsequently scored in his next two English top-flight matches as well. However, since then, the 22-year-old’s impact on the pitch has dwindled.
The Dutch manager knows the forward pretty well. They were together at the Amsterdam-based club for a few years before reuniting in Manchester.
As such, Ten Hag has put a lot of trust in the Brazilian. He has featured 17 times in all competitions for United, scoring five goals. But the winger has often been in and out of games.
Apart from the former Ajax star, we can also count on the likes of Marcus Rashford, who has led the Red Devils’ line this season. Alejandro Garnacho has also come in clutch for the gaffer on several occasions.
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Antony’s price tag has evidently skewed people’s expectations of him. However, the 22-year-old is far from a finished article but has shown immense potential in the few he has spent in Manchester. Hopefully, the Brazilian can bring consistency to his game in the future.