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Man United player’s future now “down to finances” – “What are you actually doing?”



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Antony’s future at Manchester United is now simply down to finances, claims Old Trafford legend Andy Cole.

Antony‘s second season at Manchester United has been overwhelmingly poor. The player has recorded just one goal and one assist across all competitions this season, both of which came in one game against Newport County in the FA Cup.

Antony was ousted from Erik ten Hag‘s XI by Alejandro Garnacho, and his limitations due to his weak foot have been a hindrance, as they add too much predictability to his game.

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Speaking recently, former United striker Andy Cole has explained that he feels Antony’s future is now out of his hands, and that his future will now be “down to finances”.

“Ultimately, I believe any decision regarding his future will be down to finances,” Cole told BetFred. “Antony’s found his first two seasons in the Premier League very, very difficult. Everything in the game now is judged on stats and if you look at his, they’re very underwhelming.

“Wingers are judged on scoring and creating goals, so if you’re not doing that, then what are you actually doing? He has one goal and one assist this season, so if you’re looking at that as a prospective buyer, then you’re going to question how effective he can be for your team. 

“I know the Eredivisie is completely different to the Premier League, but when he was at Ajax he was scoring and creating goals. In the Premier League, it’s not been like that for him, so will he get a third season? I really don’t know because the numbers haven’t been good enough for where Manchester United need to get to. 

“Manchester City are the best team in the country and they have the likes of Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva, Jack Grealish and Jérémy Doku. Look at the amount of chances they create and score. They all produce more than Anthony does. It’s a big, big difference, so it will be interesting to see what Manchester United do this summer regarding Antony.”