Manchester United’s right wing has been underwhelming this season. Their star-signing Jadon Sancho hasn’t reached the same levels as he has shown before, and new signing Antony needs to ‘step up’ according to former United defender.
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Ex-Man Utd defender Jaap Stam believes new signing Antony should be aiming for higher standards amid rumours of Cody Gakpo joining the club.
“Man Utd need a winger that can deliver a certain quality of football because Jadon Sancho isn’t delivering yet,” Stam told Football Betting. “Marcus Rashford is doing very well, Antony has come in and has scored a couple of goals but I think he needs to step up because he’s not performing to the standard I know he can.”
“To be consistent, Man Utd need forwards who are performing in almost every game and that’s why you need to have options because if someone isn’t performing, then you’re able to bring someone else in who can.”
Given their selection of underperforming forwards, United have been linked with PSV Eindhoven’s Cody Gakpo since the summer window. However, Stam is on the fence about United signing his fellow countryman.
“Everyone is talking about Cody Gakpo, people are going to assume that Man Utd are going to go for him but I don’t know if that’s the situation,” Stam continued. “Gakpo would be a player that would fit into the Man Utd squad. There would be questions over whether he can deliver straight away because he’s from Holland and we have seen people struggle in the past.”
United will need plenty of depth in attack if they are going to compete with the other top clubs.