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Gabby Agbonlahor slams Man Utd star Antony as Antonio Valencia comparison made

Gabby Agbonlahor slams Man Utd star Antony as Antonio Valencia comparison made

He doesn't hold back.

Manchester United winger Antony was slammed by former Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor.

United signed Antony from Erik ten Hag’s former side Ajax late in the summer window for some £85million.

Since the Brazilian has struggled to make his mark for the Old Trafford club. Antony has made just 16 Premier League appearances this term, having missed several matches through injury.

While scoring on his Premier League debut in a win over Arsenal, the winger has claimed just two further goals since and has not registered a single assist.

Former United striker Andy Cole recently claimed that he would be pulling his hair out if he played in the same side as Antony.

And former Villa forward Agbonlahor agreed.

Agbonlahor on Antony

Agbonlahor hit out at Antony’s style of play and insisted he would much rather have former Red Devils winger Antonio Valencia in his team.

The outspoken pundit said on TalkSport: "When I watch Antony I look at his stats for starters. He’s played 16 Premier League games, three goals and zero assists.

"He’s got zero assists because of the way he plays. I’ve watched him all season, I watched him [against Brentford], I had player-cam on him, and he gets the ball and knows he can’t beat the full-back on the outside, so he pretends to go on the outside, comes back inside and gives it away.

"If you’re a striker then you’re frustrated. Andy Cole came out and said that if he was a striker in the team he’d be so frustrated because you’re not going to get chances.

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"Honestly I would swap him, any day of the week, for Antonio Valencia. In his first season at Manchester United, he got seven goals and 13 assists.

"The season after, six goals and 16 assists, then he went to right-back. That’s a winger who used to get the ball, a little step-over, pace and power and clip it in.

"Strikers knew when it was coming in. Antony gets it and does his little tricks.

"Wednesday, there was one incident where he took himself on – he didn’t take the defender on, he took himself on! He takes the ball, does a little shimmy and the defender is just stood there, like ‘go on then, take me on’."

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Topics: Football, Manchester United, Antony, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Transfers

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