Gabby Agbonlahor slams Antony and labels Man Utd star a ‘bluffer’ | Football


Gabby Agbonlahor feels Antony does not produce enough crosses per game (Picture: Getty)

Gabriel Agbonlahor has slammed Manchester United star Antony, labelling him a ‘bluffer’ and calling his turn trick ’embarrassing’.

Antony moved to United in a £85m deal this summer from Ajax but the Brazil international has so far failed to make much of an impact at Old Trafford.

The 22-year-old has registered just three goals 11 Premier League games without producing a single assist in the top-flight.

He has faced criticism from former United stars Rio Ferdinand and Gary Neville and Agbonlahor is the latest pundit to rip into the winger.

Agbonlahor, speaking on talkSPORT on Thursday, said: ‘Manchester United for me have looked better since Erik ten Hag came in.

‘They’ve done better in the last few months, but when I look at Antony… £85 million pounds… I think he is a bluffer.

‘I think when he gets the ball he doesn’t take anyone on, he hasn’t got the speed to take anyone on. 11 league games, three goals, no assists.

‘Four Carabao Cup games, one goal, no assists. Two FA Cup games, one goal and one assist.

‘He doesn’t do what Marcus Rashford does – Rashford gets the ball direct, he takes players on, he gets balls into the box.

‘The big thing for me is Antony’s number of crosses. He puts in 1.5 per game. He’s doing his tricks, he’s cutting in, cutting back…

‘I played with a great winger at Aston Villa, Ashley Young. He’s still playing now at 37. In his first season at Villa he got nine goals and 14 assists.

‘You always knew he was going to put the ball into the box. He’d take a player on, he’d do his step-overs, cut back, do his chops, but he would always put the ball in the right areas.

‘Antony… 1.5 crosses per game is not good enough. He does this turn [trick] as well… It’s embarrassing and he needs to liven up.’

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