Even if Antony joins United and doesn’t hit the ground running, it would leave Ten Hag worryingly short of quality attacking options throughout the hectic 2022-23 schedule that awaits. The Red Devils have wingers for the future in Amad Diallo, Facundo Pellistri, Anthony Elanga and Alejandro Garnacho – to name a handful. Antony must be that but also ready to make an immediate impact.
A major difference from Memphis is Antony’s tendency to play on the right and cut in on his left foot, a void United have struggled to fill for years. If the Brazilian can enter the club and make that position his own early on, with the help of his former manager, he has every chance of doing what Memphis couldn’t. But it’s undoubtedly a risk… and a risk Ten Hag seems willing to take.
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