Man Utd star Antony has been called ’embarrassing’ and a ‘bluffer’ by Gabby Agbonlahor as the former England ace pokes fun at the infamous spin
ANTONY has been called ’embarrassing’ and a ‘bluffer’ in a brutal review by Gabby Agbonlahor.
And then the former Aston Villa forward mocked the Manchester United winger’s trademark twist.
The Red Devils have spent £85.5m to sign the Brazilian from Ajax.
But the 22-year-old has recorded just five goals and one assist in 22 games so far – and has not contributed in the Premier League since early October, prompting allegations of being a “YouTube player”.
And Agbonlahor is particularly disappointed in his efforts, most recently against Forest last night when he once again pulled out the ball trick.
The three-cap ex-England fumed on talkSPORT: “Manchester United have looked better since Erik ten Hag came in and they’ve done better in recent months.
“But if I look at Antony, there have been a couple of big Premier League transfers, £86m for him…
“I think he’s a bluffer. I think when he gets the ball he doesn’t take a player. He doesn’t have the speed to compete against players.
“With 11 league games, he has three goals, no assists. Four Carabao Cup games, one goal, no assists. Two FA Cup games, one goal, one assist. That’s an assist in all competitions.
“He doesn’t do what Rashford does. Rashford gets the ball straight, picks up players, puts balls into the box.”
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Agbonlahor continued his tirade and then got up from his chair in the studio and hopped around in circles to demonstrate the infamous spin.
The Villa Park hero added: “The most important thing for me is the number of crosses from Antony. He put 1.5 crosses [average] per game.
“If you’re a forward, you make runs and he does his tricks, cuts in, cuts back, doesn’t put the ball in the box.
“I played with a great winger, Ashley Young, who is still playing at 37. In his first season at Aston Villa, he scored nine goals and 14 assists.
“You always knew he would put the ball in, take over a player, do his stepovers, do his chops, but he would always put the ball in the right areas.
“For me, Antony’s 1.5 crosses per game is not good enough.”
On the spin, Agbonlahor concluded: “What would you do if you were a defender?
“It’s embarrassing, he needs to revive himself!”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7289279/man-utd-antony-embarrassing-gabby-agbonlahor-mocks-spin/ Man Utd star Antony has been called ’embarrassing’ and a ‘bluffer’ by Gabby Agbonlahor as the former England ace pokes fun at the infamous spin