Manchester United ‘score goals like Man City and Liverpool’ in pre-season but Trevor Sinclair insists Ajax star Antony still needs


Trevor Sinclair suggests Manchester United score goals like Man City and Liverpool ahead of the 2022/23 Premier League campaign.

But the talkSPORT pundit insists they still need reinforcements in the attacking department.

United’s front three were in fine form on Tuesday
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While pre-season friendlies mean very little, Red Devils fans have had a taste of style under new manager Erik ten Hag.

United looked totally transformed, producing beautiful football and scoring some outstanding team goals.

In the 3-1 win over Crystal Palace, Marcus Rashford completed a superb move involving Anthony Martial, Jadon Sancho and Donny van de Beek.

And former City winger Sinclair admits the Old Trafford faithful have reason to be excited.

He told talkSPORT Breakfast: “I’m delighted to see Manchester United sign a manager who has a clear philosophy of how he wants to play, and he executes it in training.

“You are already starting to see it in friendlies. Rashford’s goal against Crystal Palace – that’s the kind of goals Man City or Liverpool score.


Manchester United 'score goals like Man City and Liverpool' in pre-season but Trevor Sinclair insists Ajax star Antony still needs
Antony is very much on Man United’s radar
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“If I was a Man United fan – I know it’s just a friendly game and you shouldn’t be excited – but you must be excited about it.”

Nonetheless, the former England international insists United should go all out to sign Ajax winger Antony.

With superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s future still uncertain, talkSPORT understands the Red Devils remain interested in the Brazil international, who thrived under Ten Hag in Amsterdam.

Sinclair added: “Ten Hag has been in the building for three or four weeks, he knows what he’s got and he’s still looking for Antony.

“What does that tell you? He values ​​Antony more than the players he has.

Manchester United 'score goals like Man City and Liverpool' in pre-season but Trevor Sinclair insists Ajax star Antony still needs
The club insist their star is not for sale but Ronaldo wants to leave this summer
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“You have to be able to spin like the top clubs, you need that depth.”

United’s attack has been boosted by the re-emergence of Martial, who has scored three goals in as many friendlies, after spending the second half of last season on loan at Sevilla.

“Martial was superb,” ​​Sinclair continued.

“New manager, spring in his approach, clean slate.

“The style of football they play now, I haven’t seen them play, even though it’s only pre-season.”

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