Antony was bought expensively by Ajax in the summer of 2022, namely for £86 million. After appearing quite promising in his first season, which saw MU finish in the top four and win the English League Cup, Antony has been sluggish this season.
He has not contributed any goals or assists in 22 appearances across all competitions. Last season he scored eight goals and three assists in 44 games across all competitions.
In total, he has scored eight goals and three assists in 66 appearances for MU. His performance this season has drawn a lot of criticism, including from some former MU players who believe his game is too easy to understand.
Yorke also urged MU not to be comfortable handing out long contracts to players who haven't been truly tested.
“There will always be question marks when recruiting such expensive players, especially when they play for a club like Man United. Players like Antony will understand that they are not performing as well as they should,” he said, according to Metro.
“It's difficult for him and I'm sorry, but the responsibility lies with him and the club if things don't go well.”
“Clubs need to offload such players as quickly as possible, otherwise they will be stuck in the same situation every season: having mediocre players tied to long-term contracts and not making the expected contribution,” Yorke added.