Manchester United icon Paul Scholes has labelled big-money summer arrival Antony "a bit of a one trick pony".
And while the 22-year-old has made a mark with goals on his debut against Arsenal and in Sunday's derby defeat to Manchester City, Scholes feels he still has a fair amount to learn. The 11-time Premier League winner also pinpointed one potential reason why Jadon Sancho (United's most expensive signing of the previous summer) has largely disappointed since moving to Old Trafford.
Speaking on BT Sport prior to United's hard-fought 3-2 Europa League win away to Omonia Nicosia on Thursday night, Scholes said:
"Sancho never really runs in behind. He needs a fast left-back really or a centre-forward to link up with and he hasn't really got that at the moment.
Antony on the other side as well, he doesn't run in behind. He seems to be a bit of a one-trick pony. He's always cutting inside and either passing back to the full-back or having a shot. You're thinking he needs to develop a little bit. It's still early days for him; we know that."
Scholes was reflecting on United's 6-3 humiliation at City last time out in the Premier League. That result emphatically ended a run of four straight league victories for Erik ten Hag's side and showed just how far they still have to go in order to compete for top honours.
Next up for Ten Hag and co. is a trip to Goodison Park to face Everton on Sunday evening.
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