- Oct 19, 2020
I've said this about both Antony and Sancho.@Raees on his "Pythagoras in boots" youtube channel covered antony before we signed him. The biggest takeaway for me at the time was that he really needs a very attacking fullback behind him to provide overlaps and open up space for antony to come inside. So when we did sign antony, i wasnt expecting to see him at his best with either dalot or awb behind him.
Put frimpong/cancelo/hakimi behind him and he will probably shine.
Not too dissimilar to sancho at dortmund, where hakimi really helped him shine. Its poor recruitment and squad planning from Utd buying wide playmakers like sancho and anthony without having the fullbacks to help them shine.
They both need a fullback who goes round the outside to open the options and let them operate slightly in field. None of the fullbacks are really that good at it, they all tend to move inwards rather than down the outside. Maybe this is instruction as we see AWB doing it more now, but it doesn't help the guys on the wing when the space they like to operate in is getting cut off by the fullbacks.