Rio Ferdinand amazed by what he saw Arsenal player do up against £86m Manchester United star
Thomas Partey’s pace astounded Ferdinand during Arsenal’s victory.
Rio Ferdinand said on his YouTube channel that he was surprised to see Thomas Partey sprint past Antony at one point during Arsenal’s triumph over Manchester United, and he criticized the Brazilian’s play.
Mikel Arteta’s team won another incredible game to increase their advantage at the top of the Premier League standings. Eddie Nketiah scored twice, each side of Bukayo Saka’s spectacular long-range shot, to give Arsenal three points.
United can take heart from being so close to the league leaders. Marcus Rashford gave them the lead. During the second half, Lisandro Martinez scored a header to make the score 2-2.
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Antony was one player who struggled at the Emirates. Since arriving from the Netherlands, the £86 million summer signing has shown glimpses of his talent. But he hasn’t scored in the Premier League since early October.
He didn’t have much of an impact on Sunday. And Ferdinand explained how one incident between Antony and Partey had left him perplexed.
“I’ve seen clips of him when he was at Ajax, and he was somebody who used to bash people,” he said on his YouTube page.
“I saw Partey – who I wouldn’t put down as a roadster, a sprinter – literally burst past him. And I’m thinking, ‘wow, guy doesn’t have much power in his legs.'”
Of course, you can concentrate on Antony’s difficulties. But you must also give Partey some credit. It’s no surprise that the Gunners are having a better season this year.
Prior to this season, Partey had made 18 and 23 league starts for Arsenal in his previous two seasons. This time, however, he has already made 16 starts. As a result, he is set to play the most football of his term.
He adds a lot of balance to the Arsenal team. The defense has far more backing. When Partey is in the middle of the park, players like Granit Xhaka, Martin Odegaard, and Ben White have more freedom to attack.