“Worst signing ever, don’t need to be on red..” – Ian Wright “cannot believe” Ten Hag is keeping faith with Man Utd signing against Brighton

Ian Wright has raised doubts about Erik ten Hag’s preference for Antony over Alejandro Garnacho, suggesting that Garnacho should be given the nod ahead of the Brazilian winger.

Don't Miss Any Football Moment... Join Us. Now
Join Us Now

Despite being included in the starting lineup for the 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday, Antony struggled to make an impact, while Garnacho, at just 19 years old, made a significant impression after coming off the bench during the second half. The young Argentine forward believed he had given Manchester United the lead late in the match, but VAR intervened, ultimately resulting in Arsenal snatching a last-minute victory with two late goals.

Despite the disappointing outcome, Garnacho’s performance in his cameo appearance was noteworthy, and Antony has generally fallen short of expectations since his £85 million move from Ajax to Manchester United last summer.

Ian Wright, who analyzed the match, expressed his bewilderment at Ten Hag’s decision to start Antony instead of Garnacho. He stated on Premier League Productions, “I think Garnacho is a positive from the defeat.”

Wright continued, “I believe they need to find a way to incorporate a midfielder into their team who can take control of the ball, and then utilize the speed of Rashford and Garnacho because they excel on the counter-attack. I heard Bruno Fernandes saying he was content with the performance, thinking they played well and fought hard.”

“Manchester United has the type of players who can be more aggressive,” Wright added. “We saw it with Garnacho, and I can’t fathom why he doesn’t start ahead of someone like Antony. In that game, even if you’re playing that style of football, he would surely provide more than Antony is currently delivering. We witnessed what he is capable of in that brief cameo.”

While it’s uncertain whether Garnacho’s late goal would have secured a victory for United before VAR’s intervention, Ten Hag vehemently argued that the disallowed goal was an incorrect decision.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, Ten Hag stated, “I think our performance was good, and we played a strong game. Everything seemed to go against us, but with a bit more luck on our side, we could have won the match.”

Regarding the offside decision, he added, “You have to accept it, but from a different angle I’ve seen, I believe he was onside. Nevertheless, you have to accept it. It doesn’t change the final result.”

For More Update, Join Us on Telegram Now
Join Us Now
Back to top button