Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand (44) criticized Anthony.
Manchester United lost 2-3 in the 21st round of the 2022-23 season English Premier League (EPL) against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium in London, England on the 23rd at 1:30 am (Korean time). Manchester United are in 4th place with 39 points (12 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses).
It was an intense match. Manchester United took the lead in the 17th minute with Marcus Rashford’s right-footed shot. However, in the 24th minute of the first half and the 8th minute of the second half, Eddie Nketia and Bukayo Saka gave up consecutive goals. In the 14th minute of the second half, Lisandro Martinez scored a valuable equalizer, but in the 45th minute of the second half, Nketia scored a theatrical goal and suffered a disappointing defeat. 스포츠토토
It was Anthony who performed the most disappointingly among the starting players. Anthony led the attack as a right wing forward, but he did not show much. Anthony wore a Manchester United uniform last summer for a huge transfer fee of 100 million euros (approximately 134 billion won). In the beginning, he seemed to show a flashing appearance, but recently his performance has been poor.
It was the same with Arsenal. Anthony couldn’t get the upper hand against Oleksandr Zinchenko. Several counterattack scenes were given, but they did not lead to a sharp finish. Anthony failed to record a single shot and was replaced by Fred in the 26th minute of the second half.
According to the British ‘Metro’, Ferdinand never stopped criticizing Anthony. Ferdinand said: “Anthony was completely out of competition with the party in the second half. I saw that scene and thought, ‘I really have no strength in my legs’.”
“He’s a tricky winger, but he has to be able to beat defenders. Zinchenko is also an excellent defender, but you have to fight him one-on-one. Nani, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ryan Giggs and Ji-Sung Park also used to go beyond fullback. They didn’t just beat them, they played the defenders and got the upper hand,” he added.
Finally, Ferdinand said, “I want to see Anthony like that. It’s still the first season, so of course you have to give it time. The price tag doesn’t matter. He wants to see him make a breakthrough, even for a moment.”