Jaap Stam has been unimpressed with two Man United forwards so far this campaign..
Former Manchester United defender Jaap Stam believes that Jadon Sancho and Antony have underperformed for his old club so far this season.
Discussing United’s options on the wing, Stam told Football Betting: “Man United need a winger that can deliver a certain quality of football because Jadon Sancho isn’t delivering yet. Marcus Rashford is doing very well, Antony has come in and has scored a couple of goals but I think he needs to step up because he’s not performing to the standard I know he can.
“To be consistent, Man United need forwards who are performing in almost every game and that’s why you need to have options because if someone isn’t performing, then you’re able to bring someone else in who can.”
Sancho has scored only three goals so far this campaign and that led him to being dropped from the England squad for the World Cup in Qatar. The 22-year-old has since taken steps to improve his form.
United’s winger is currently in the Netherlands undergoing 1-1 training in order to be in a position to compete for the Reds post-World Cup. He has also deleted social media to focus on his family and football.
Antony meanwhile has had a jilted start to life in Manchester. He burst onto the scene with a debut goal against Arsenal but he missed the last three Premier League matches with an injury.
Erik ten Hag is in need of attacking reinforcements in the January transfer window after Cristiano Ronaldo left the club following his interview with Piers Morgan. One man tipped to be on United’s radar is Cody Gakpo.
The PSV man spoke with Ten Hag in the summer about a transfer but the move was blocked by the Eredivisie club. Gakpo has enjoyed a brilliant start to the World Cup having scored in each of the Netherlands’ group stage matches.