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Manchester United can form scary duo with Antony swoop

Manchester United ended their rather dismal previous Premier League season in sixth place with 58 points on the board.

Another disappointing aspect of their campaign is the fact that only Brighton & Hove Albion (42) and Wolves (38) scored fewer goals than the Red Devils (57) out of all the teams to finish in the top half of the table.

One man who stood out as one of United’s top attacking figures throughout the campaign is Bruno Fernandes.

In addition to scoring 10 goals and providing six assists, the midfielder player more minutes in the league than any other outfield player at the club. In his 36 league appearances, the 27-year-old racked up 87 attempts at goal and more shot-creating actions (145) than any of his team-mates.

Now that the Erik ten Hag era at Old Trafford has begun, there is still plenty of time left before the summer transfer window closes for the Dutchman to strengthen the squad that he currently has.

In terms of what new faces could join the Red Devils in the coming weeks, one player with whom the club have been linked and who could give Ten Hag the chance to create a scary duo alongside Fernandes is Ajax winger Antony.

Do United need to sign Antony this summer?

Yes

Yes

No

No

In 78 appearances for the Amsterdam club, the Brazilian has found the net 22 times and delivered 20 assists across all competitions.

Prior to his move to Netherlands, the attacker bagged four goals and supplied six assists for Sao Paulo, meaning that he has now made 52 goal contributions in 115 senior club games.

Throughout his 32 appearances last term, the 22-year-old scored 12 goals and provided 10 assists, showing just how capable he is of making an impact in front of goal.

Having racked up the second-highest number of shots at goal (79) in the previous league campaign, it’s safe to say that despite already being a deadly attacking figure, having a player like Fernandes next to him who is able to create goalscoring opportunities on a regular basis could be very beneficial for Antony.

Labelled a “beautiful” player by Dutch scout Piet de Visser, the Ajax youngster could be a valuable asset for United and develop into a long-term figure under Ten Hag’s guidance once again.

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