Antony scored two goals in Premier League this season.
Antony was in great touch against Real Betis and he scored a goal in Man United’s 4-1 victory over the Spanish club. Manchester United manager Erik ten hag will be expecting a bit more from Antony.
The Red Devils signed him during the summer but O’Rourke feels things haven’t quite gone to plan yet. Antony was also part of United’s heavy loss at Anfield last week.
Former England boss Glenn Hoddle even criticised the 23-year-old for a poor show against Liverpool, “You’ve got to stay at least with the ball when you’re on the opposite side, particularly against these two full-backs,” Hoddle told Premier League Productions (via Daily Mirror).
“His reaction should be to get level with the ball and also goal-side of [Andy] Robertson.
“If the manager has told him to sit out, it’s not cheating, is it? If the manager has said sit out well then it’s not worked for them. But if the manager is saying, ‘No, you’ve got to track back’, which he says after in his post-match interview that they didn’t work hard enough, then maybe he was asked to track back. He was out of position all day long.”
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Pete O’Rourke said: “Erik ten Hag knows all about Antony. He’s obviously worked with him before at Ajax, so he knows what comes with Antony. I think it’s pretty fair to say that the signing hasn’t worked out like everybody’s imagined at Old Trafford.
“They spent a lot of money on him and went to lengths to get him. It was a protracted transfer from Ajax as well, so they’ll be expecting a bit more from Antony.”
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