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Gary Neville believes Manchester United star Antony is too 'predictable'

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Gary Neville believes Manchester United star Antony is too 'predictable'

Gary Neville believes Manchester United star Antony is too ‘predictable’ and needs to be more like Man City winger Riyad Mahrez… as he insists the Brazilian needs to mix up his game and not always continue down his left foot

Gary Neville believes Manchester United winger Antony needs to mix up his game because he is too ‘predictable’.

The 22-year-old has been a regular in the starting XI for the Red Devils since making his shock £85million move from Ajax.

Antony though has been woeful for United, especially in comparison to the other side, where Marcus Rashford has been scoring goals for fun since the World Cup break.

Gary Neville feels Antony is taking advantage of opposition defenders by being too 'predictable'

Gary Neville feels Antony is taking advantage of opposition defenders by being too ‘predictable’

The Manchester United legend feels Antony needs to mix up his game to succeed

The Manchester United legend feels Antony needs to mix up his game to succeed

Neville gave his assessment of Antony, while watching him play against Nottingham Forest in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final.

He said: ‘I’ve been thinking a lot about Antony lately. He has to develop the (Riyad) Mahrez side of things to go the same way.

‘At the moment he’s still quite predictable in trying to always force it onto his left foot.’

Antony has scored seven goals and registered two assists in 22 appearances in all competitions this season.

In comparison, Rashford’s brilliant solo goal against Forest was his 18th in all competitions – also picking up six assists in his 28 appearances.

Former Tottenham defender Michael Dawson believes Antony needs to look up to Rashford to realize the levels he needs to reach.

He told Sky Sports: ‘You can look at Marcus Rashford, how he’s come back from where he was at the start of the season. I think he has been absolutely wonderful.

Antony has scored seven goals in all competitions since completing his £85m move

‘And I think Antony had to look at it and go, “I have to get to these levels where Marcus is”.

‘He has to raise his game for Man United. But give him time, it’s still early in his United career.’

Asked what Antony needs to learn, Dawson added: ‘He comes in as an attacker but, what he needs to learn is, when you play for a good club that wants to win prizes, I think he needs to. work harder and help his teammates a little more.’