Dwight Yorke urges Man Utd to sell average star who is not performing | Football

Erik ten Hag has been criticised for bringing Antony to Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)

Dwight Yorke has urged his old club Manchester United to sell Antony and stop ‘having average players signed to long contracts’ at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils spent £86m to sign Antony from Ajax in the summer of 2022 but the Brazil international has largely struggled since joining Erik ten Hag’s team.

Antony, under contract until 2027, has produced just eight goals and three assists across 66 games and has faced plenty of criticism over his lacklustre performances.

Yorke is not a fan of the 23-year-old winger as he told Footy Accumulators: ‘I think back to players who succeeded at Man United, and all of them were eager to write their names into the history of the club and they wanted to be a part of the setup.

‘I’m not sure if Man United players understand that these days.

‘I don’t think it’s a surprise that Kevin De Bruyne came back and delivered an assist within twenty minutes. I’m also not surprised that we’re still talking about Antony and what he brings because he cost £86m.

‘There are always going to be question marks when you sign a player for that much, especially when they’re playing for a club like Man United.

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Antony has largely struggled since joining Erik ten Hag’s team (Picture: Getty)

‘Players like Antony will understand they’re not performing as they should.

‘It’s tough for him and I feel for him, but it’s both his and the club’s responsibility if things don’t work out.

‘The club has to move these players on as quickly as possible or else they’ll find themselves in the same position every year – having average players signed to long contracts and not contributing what we expect of them.’


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