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Manchester United legend calls £82m summer signing Antony “a one-trick pony”



Manchester United winger Antony during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United on 2 October, 2022 at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester United (opens in a new tab) Icon Paul Scholes called Antony’s summer arrival “a bit of a one-trick pony”.

Brasil (opens in a new tab) the winger became United’s second most expensive signing of all time when he joined Ajax (opens in a new tab) for an initial fee of £82m on deadline day.

And while the 22-year-old stood out with goals on his debut against Arsenal (opens in a new tab) and in Sunday’s derby against Manchester City (opens in a new tab), Scholes believes he still has a lot to learn. The 11-time Premier League winner has also identified a potential reason why Jadon Sancho (United’s most expensive signing the previous summer) has largely disappointed since his move to Old Trafford.

Scholes hasn’t been too impressed with Antony so far (Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

speaking on BT Sports ahead of United’s hard-fought 3-2 Europa League win over Omonia Nicosia on Thursday night, Scholes said (opens in a new tab):