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Manchester United battled long and hard to sign Antony from Ajax in 2022 but the club is already planning to get rid of him.

Man United had paid around €95 million for the Brazilian winger but as per reports, the winger will be sold at the end of this season if someone is ready to pay around €50 million for his services.

Last season, he scored and assisted 11 goals in 44 appearances for Man United which were not great numbers but were still acceptable because it was his first campaign in England.

Everyone was hoping he would improve going into his second season but so far, he has scored and assisted only two goals for the Red Devils and that came against Newport County in the FA Cup at the end of January.

Should Man United hold onto Antony for one more season?

INEOS’s stake holding has been officially announced by Manchester United and one of the first plans for the new minority owners is to get rid of all the useless players in the squad.

Rumours are suggesting that they wish to offload as many as 11 players at the end of this season and Antony is definitely going to be one of them.

He has been a one-trick pony from day one but everyone was willing to look the other way because the winger was adapting to live in the EPL. However, his graph has been on a steady decline this campaign and in 944 minutes of league football, the 23-year-old has an xG of just 1.56 and an xA of 2.72. His crossing ability is almost non-existent and because he is so low in confidence, Antony cannot even win any one-on-one duels right now.

He made zero positive impact this season but Ten Hag was still trusting him primarily because the manager did not have another right-winger to fall back to. Amad missed the first half of the campaign due to a knee injury while Jadon Sancho has been frozen out of the squad due to disciplinary issues.

In the previous couple of matchweeks, the Man United manager has taken a gamble and has used Garnacho on the right wing and the Argentine has done remarkably well in that role.

This switch has helped Rashford hold onto his favoured left-hand side and at the same time, Garnacho’s rise has not stopped because he is getting constant starts.

Antony’s last start for Man United came in that Newport County game and since then, he’s sat on the bench. It’s very clear that Antony has no long-term future at the club because, in the previous five matches, he’s spent just 19 minutes on the pitch.

Garnacho’s switch to the right-hand side seems to have effectively killed Antony’s career at Man United and even if a club is willing to pay slightly less than €50 million, we feel Ten Hag will let him go.