Arsenal legend, Ray Parlour, has slammed Manchester United winger Antony’s showboating in the game against Sherrif Tiraspol on Thursday evening at the Old Trafford.
Parlour said that a five-year-old could do what Antony did, describing the player’s showboating as ‘laughable’.
He added that there was no particular reason for spinning the ball twice and then lose it.
Recall that Man United defeated Sheriff at Old Trafford, with Diogo Dalot, Marcus Rashford and Cristiano Ronaldo all getting on the scoresheet.
Manchester United Coach, Eric Ten Hag replaced Anthony at Halftime with Marcus Rashford but claims it wasn’t because of what the player did.
Anthony tried showing his trademark pirouette before overhitting a pass which went out of play as at when the game was still goalless.
When asked for his opinion on Antony’s ill-judged display of skill, Parlour told talkSPORT, “He doesn’t need to do that, does he?
“If you are under pressure and you do something like that to get you out of a situation, fantastic.
“You want to see great skill at a football match, you want to see someone [do something that makes you say], ‘unbelievable, how did he do that?’.
“But there are certain types of games where you want to see that.
“When there’s no one around you, what’s the point in going around twice and then kicking it out of play? That’s laughable. A five-year-old could do that.
“He will [Ten Hag] soon have to say, ‘keep it simple’. Be effective, as Ten Hag says, run in behind, get in those pockets, I want to see you do something, I don’t want to see you doing that.”