'He just doesn’t beat anyone' – Rio Ferdinand slams £85.5m Man Utd star Antony after dismal showing in defeat to Arsenal | The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED legend Rio Ferdinand has torn into Antony for his shoddy performance against Arsenal.

The £85.5m summer signing had very little impact on the game as United slipped to a 3-2 defeat in North London.

And he was hauled off around the 70-minute mark for the second time in five days.

Antony contributed just one attempt on goal and one key pass as he struggled to make a difference going forward.

In fact, he had only one more touch than goalkeeper David de Gea.

Now Ferdinand has accused the winger of looking a completely different player from his time at Ajax.

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He told FIVE: "He just doesn’t beat anyone and I'm sitting there thinking, 'Was that always the way?'

"I've seen clips of him when he was at Ajax and he was somebody who used to beat people.

"I saw Thomas Partey, who I wouldn't put down as a sprinter, absolutely burst past him, and I'm thinking, 'Woah, he hasn't got much power in them legs!'

"He's a tricky winger, but with tricky wingers you want them to still be able to beat the defender."

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Antony enjoyed a memorable start to his United career by scoring on his debut against Arsenal.

He would go on to find the net in his next two Premier League outings against rivals Manchester City and Everton.

But the 22-year-old hasn't found the net in the league since the win at Goodison Park and hasn't made the impact that some would have hoped.

Antony did net in the recent cup games with Everton and Charlton though.

But he was slammed and hauled off at half-time earlier in the season for showboating against Sheriff and has regularly been criticised for his form.

Gary Neville has also admitted that he wants to see more from the Brazil international.

He told the Gary Neville Podcast, Neville said: "I wish they had better quality in the final third.

"Obviously Sancho's not out there and you would expect that Manchester United would have better options from the bench, but they haven't at this moment in time.

"I want to see a little bit more from Antony, to be honest with you.

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"A £90million signing. I think that to have to take him off is a disappointment.

"You'd like to think that Rashford and Antony could have counter-attacked for United."

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