Ian Wright tells Erik ten Hag the line-up mistake he made vs Arsenal that cost him
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Ian Wright has told Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag that he made a mistake against Arsenal by starting big-money summer signing Antony.
Mikel Arteta’s men widened their gap to Manchester City at the top of the Premier League to five points after a late Eddie Nketiah goal sealed a dramatic 3-2 victory over United.
For the large majority of the match, Arsenal were on top as they had most of the ball possession and as a result, created more chances than United.
He said on The Kelly and Wrighty Show: “I would have gone with Garnacho. I would have gone with him because I’m yet to see it from Antony.
“I know he scored on his debut against us [Arsenal], but I’m not seeing enough at the moment to think he’s going to be the one.
“I would have thought Garnacho would start because he’s very good one v one, he can take people on, he’s very good in that situation. So I thought he would get a game.”
Since making his £82 million move to Old Trafford from Dutch side Ajax, Antony has largely disappointed.
In total, he has made 22 appearances across all competitions and has registered seven goals and two assists.
However, Wright did say there were promising signs for United to build on.
He added: “There’s more structure there, more pattern to their play.
“It was quite a dominant performance from Arsenal but if United had someone else with Marcus Rashford, someone just as potent, it could have been a good game for them.”
United will face Nottingham Forest in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday night. The winner of the two-legged tie will face either Southampton or Newcastle United in the final at Wembley.