Erik ten Hag signing labelled ‘shocking failure’ despite Manchester United heroics in Liverpool win

Manchester United signing made by Erik ten Hag has been labelled as a ‘shocking failure’

Erik ten Hag made Manchester United £85m for signing Antony. However, the 24-year-old is yet to live up to his price tag. In 30 appearances this season the Brazilian has only recorded two goals and one assist.

That money was clearly better spent elsewhere. However, Antony has slowly started to show some improvements on the field. He was a hero for Manchester United when he recorded himself on the score sheet against Liverpool just a few days ago.

Despite his recent impact Eamon Dunphy does not believe in the Brazilian. He had a lot of strong words for the 24-year-old while speaking The Stand. Let’s have a look at what he had to say.

Both of Antony's goals for Manchester United this season have been scored in the FA Cup.
Both of Antony’s goals for Manchester United this season have been scored in the FA Cup. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

“He didn’t start the match, he hasn’t started recently, he cost £85m from ten Hag’s previous club, Ajax, and he’s been really surprising and shocking failure.”

Dunphy also added that calling Antony a grave disappoinment, to say the least. Well Manchester United spent all that money because they wanted someone who could contribute to their season.

Getting 3 G/A in 30 appearances is definitely not the kind of display that the Red Devils expected of Antony. If he had started having an impact a little bit early during this season Manchester United might be in the UCL picture.

Can Antony win the fans back?
Can Antony win the fans back? (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

However, now that he’s here and is going to be tough to move, the Red Devils will need to have faith in their signing. Hopefully, he can turn it back and find his form from his time at Ajax.

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If Antony can’t making better contributions soon, his time at Old Trafford could come to an abrupt end.