0 dribbles, 0 chances created, 0 tackles: United star who was pitiful vs. Palace will cost Ten Hag his job

An in-form Crystal Palace team defeated Manchester United 4-0, handing them their 13th Premier League loss of the current campaign.

Erik ten Hag’s players played below expectations in yet another game, and they paid a heavy price for their errors.

Tyrick Mitchell and Jean-Philippe Mateta both scored goals for Palace, but Michael Olise’s incredible brace took the lead.

United possessed the most of the ball (58%) but did little with it. Out of their seven attempts at goal, they were only able to muster two shots on goal. By contrast, the Eagles managed just 18 shots in total, with Andre Onana having to make saves on 10 of them.

The Red Devils completed 591 passes with an 84% completion percentage. In contrast, Palace completed 430 passes with an 81% pass accuracy rate.

Most of United’s stars had subpar games at Selhurst Park, with Antony personifying the team’s startling performance during the game.

Given how terrible he’s been in the last few games, it was surprising that he was in the starting lineup. The majority of supporters believe that Amad Diallo, who has shown promise when given chances from the bench, should be ranked higher than the incompetent Antony.

To give you an idea of how bad Antony was against Palace, he was replaced in the 60th minute by defensive midfielder Sofyan Amrabat.

Thirteen of the pathetic nineteen passes that Antony tried were completed. The Brazilian recorded a total of 27 ball touches.

He did not make a single cross or crucial pass.

The 24-year-old’s lone attempt was off-target and caused no problems for Dean Henderson in goal.

Antony attempted two dribbles but was unable to finish each of them. He was restrained. He made two attempts at tackles, but none of them were effective.

The winger won just three of the seven ground duels he delved into and lost the one aerial challenge he was required to contest. He also lost possession of the ball on eight occasions.

(Extra stats obtained from Sofascore)

Ahead of the summer, United must start to plan for life without Antony. He simply offers nothing and seems to be taking up a place for a teammate who probably deserves it more.

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