“I’d be pulling my hair out” – Andy Cole names one Man United player he wouldn’t like to play with
During his seven-year tenure at Old Trafford, Andy Cole made 275 appearances for Manchester United and scored 121 goals as the club won 11 trophies.
After joining United from Newcastle in 1995, the 51-year-old was one of the best strikers to ever play for the club.
Cole recently stated that he would not have liked to play alongside Antony due to his inability to cross the ball with his right foot when on the wing.
The young player, who is 22 years old, joined the club from Ajax during the summer transfer window for a significant amount of money, which resulted in high expectations for him.
Although he has shown potential and has helped bring balance to Erik ten Hag’s team at times, his first season with the club has not fully lived up to the expectations, being somewhat disappointing.
His wing play has been called into question due to his inability to manipulate defenders with his weaker foot. Cole believes this is preventing the winger and his team from advancing.
“If I was a striker in this Manchester United team and saw Antony was playing on the right wing, I’d be pulling my hair out because I know that I will never get a cross my way on his weak right foot,” the ex-United forward told King Casino Bonus.
“If I was making a run into the box, I would not expect anything because he always chops back onto his left foot. The game has changed now and what managers want from wingers is different.
“Antony has had a tough first season in the Premier League, he’s finding his feet but I don’t think he expected the Premier League to be as hard as it is. Now defenders who play against him know there is no element of surprise because he always wants to come back on his left foot.”
Despite his early substitution, Antony was one of the few positives for United in their recent loss to Newcastle. He is the third-leading scorer for The Reds with seven goals scored this season.
While there are arguments for and against the Brazilian’s abilities, it is undeniable that he is inadequate with his right foot, and he must improve.
“I’d be pulling my hair out”– Andy Cole names one Man United player he wouldn’t like to play with