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31st May 2023

Simon Jordan slams Erik ten Hag over Antony transfer fee

Callum Boyle

Simon Jordan

Antony joined Man United last summer in a big-money move

Simon Jordan gave a brutal assessment of Manchester United winger Antony during an explosive rant on TalkSPORT.

Antony moved to Old Trafford last summer for £85.5m and has shown moments of brilliance but ultimately only scored four goals in 25 Premier League appearances this season.

However Jordan has layed into the 23-year-old and United boss Erik ten Hag after the Dutchman cited the club’s lack of spending in January despite bringing in £220m worth of players in the summer window.

He said: “Okay, Ten Hag. You should have spent £170m in August and £50m in January, would that have suited you better?

“No you decided to fire your bolt early and spend £220m in the August (summer) window. What have you done with that? One of the huge parts of it was Antony.”

Co-presenter Jim White also referred back to comments made by the former Crystal Palace owner on Antony earlier in the season before Jordan fired back saying: “Because he’s c**p. He’s £90m worth of c**p.

“He (Ten Hag) spent £220m. What he said was the £220m, thank you I’ll have that, but what have you done for me lately.

“None of the reasons why I was unsuccessful in January is down to me. I have not made Antony and he has not delivered outcomes, but I got you to spend £90m on him.”

It’s expected to be a another busy summer at Old Trafford as Ten Hag continues to try and build his team.

Harry Kane and Declan Rice are the two most heavily linked with moves – the former Ten Hag’s rumoured number one target – while names such as Mason Mount are also reportedly under consideration.

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