After two consecutive disastrous defeats, Manchester United temporarily dispelled the gloomy atmosphere with a minimal victory in their away trip to Fulham’s stadium. As usual, this was still an extremely difficult victory for coach Erik Ten Hag and his team. It was only thanks to a shining moment from Bruno Fernandes in injury time that the Red Devils were able to leave with all 3 points. in hand.
Bruno relieved the goal “drought”, but Man Utd’s attack continued to have a poor day. Among them, it is easy to say that Antony is the most disappointing case, because he was almost “invisible” on the field with 0 shots and 0 passes to create scoring opportunities. Obviously, this is not the first time the former Ajax star showed a pathetic face on the field.
Up to now, Antony has appeared in 11 Man Utd matches in all competitions, including 8 main kicks. But in return, he has not yet been able to contribute any goals or assists to the Old Trafford team, and perhaps, Red Devils fans cannot remember the last time the Brazilian star brought When is a positive performance?
With what he has shown in his two seasons with Man Utd, it would not be an exaggeration to say that Antony has truly become the most failed signing in the club’s history. Landed at Old Trafford for a fee of up to 85 million pounds, but the impact that Antony brought was even less than that of young talent Alejandro Garnacho. And looking at Antony, It can be said that Sir Jim Ratcliffe made the absolutely right decision.
British media confirmed that after completing the acquisition of 25% of shares, Sir Jim will appoint a Sports Director to Man Utd’s board of directors. At that time, the power in the transfer process will immediately be transferred from Ten Hag to this Director, meaning that the Dutch strategist will no longer have full authority to decide on the player buying and selling process at the club. Old Trafford.
In recent transfer periods, Man Utd has always tried its best to sign the contracts that Ten Hag wanted, but except for Lisandro Martinez, most of Ten Hag’s expensive deals did not meet expectations. Of these, Antony is obviously the most concrete example, and Man Utd is even said to be considering getting rid of this player.
As for the remaining blockbuster contracts, while Casemiro has seriously declined after entering his second season, Andre Onana, Mason Mount and Rasmus Hojlund have not been able to prove their value. Overall, Sir Jim actually made a wise decision to strip Ten Hag of his power during the transfer process.
Huynh Phong | 21:29 November 6, 2023