Antony Told He’s a One Trick Pony in Savage Assessment by Man United Legend

Antony Told He’s a One Trick Pony in Savage Assessment by Man United Legend

  • Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has slammed United's new signing, Antony calling him a one-trick pony
  • Scholes was not impressed by Antony during United's Europa League clash against Omonia Nicosia
  • Antony was United's most expensive signing this summer and arrived with lofty expectations from fans

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has again ripped into new signing Antony, calling him a "one trick pony" after United's dramatic 3-2 win in the Europa League.

Antony has made a decent debut for United, but Scholes feels the winger needs to do much more other than ask the ball to his feet.

Antony, Manchester United, Paul Scholes, Erik Ten Hag, Premier League, Manchester City
Antony has scored in his first two Premier League appearances, against Arsenal and Manchester City. Photo by Shaun Botterill.
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Scholes has been critical of the Red Devils all season and has singled out Man United wingers, especially Jadon Sancho and the Brazilian. The former midfielder went ahead to question the signings of the two players.

Sancho is yet to light up Old Trafford since his big-money move from Borussia Dortmund last summer.

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Scholes patience with Antony

Speaking after the match, Scholes wasn't impressed by the style of the right winger, according to Goal.

"Antony on the other side as well, he doesn't run in behind. He seems to be a bit of a one-trick pony. He's always cutting inside and either passing back to the full-back or having a shot. You're thinking he needs to develop a little bit. It's still early days for him, we know that."

Antony joined United early last month and has already scored in his first two Premier League appearances. Reports indicated that the 22-year-old singer ignored instructions given to him by Erik Ten Hag during the derby, according to the Mirror.

Scholes slams United transfer model

Sports Brief earlier reported on Paul Scholes questioning Man United's transfer policy.

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Scholes took issue with the signings of Sancho, Raphael Varane and Casemiro, saying no one is taking responsibility and the manager will be blamed later for the signings.

He criticised the club, saying they are disorganised in the transfer department and will need to make serious changes to it.

Source: Sports Brief News