MANCHESTER UNITED target Antony is head and shoulders above the club’s current wingers as he nears a £40million move to Old Trafford.
SunSport have exclusively revealed how the Ajax forward is closing in on a switch to the Red Devils to link up with former boss Erik ten Hag.
Ajax winger Antony boasts better stats than all of Manchester United’s current crop of wingers
Brazilian forward Antony has been linked with a £40million switch to Old TraffordCredit: Getty
It is understood that United officials are due in Amsterdam on Tuesday to get a deal for the Brazilian over the line.
And it should come as no surprise that he has been identified as a target following a stunning 2021-22 season.
As well as helping the Dutch outfit win back-to-back Eredivisie titles, the 22-year-old chipped in with 12 goals and ten assists in 32 games in all competitions.
United struggled for goals last term, with only three players in the squad scoring six times or more.
Having been recognised as an area of concern, Ten Hag is looking to wrap up a deal for Antony quickly where he will likely slot straight into his starting XI.
His numbers blow his potential team-mates Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Elanga and Anthony Martial out of the water.
Here SunSport takes a look at how the ex-Sao Paulo ace compares to United’s current crop of wingers.
It’s no surprise that Antony boasts the best amount of goal involvements with 22 given the face he plays in a weaker league, while also playing the most amount of minutes.
Last year’s £73m signing Sancho struggled in his opening campaign as he mustered just five goals and three assists.
Still, that was one more goal involvement than Rashford, while Elanga boasted five, and Martial, who shipped off on loan to Sevilla in January, contributed a mere three.
Antony is involved in a goal every 78 minutes per 90 minutes – more than double closest challenger Rashford.
And he creates on average 1.85 chances every game, ahead of Sancho’s 1.74, with Elanga next following with 0.62.
No United winger had more successful passes than Antony’s 51.71 per 90 minutes, with Sancho again in second with 44.33.
The Ajax ace had the most shots at 4.08, with Rashford next up with 2.28, followed by Martial‘s 1.82.
As you would expect, Antony also boasted the highest win percentage at 76 per cent – almost double Martial’s 43 per cent.
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