Ten Hag: I want more of the same from Antony

Saturday 06 April 2024 12:21

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag was impressed with Antony’s performance against Chelsea and wants to see more of the same going forward.

The winger was awarded his first league start of the calendar year on Thursday, off the back of a series of impactful cameos from the bench, including coming on to score a crucial equaliser in the recent Emirates FA Cup win over Liverpool.

Playing on the right flank, Antony caused problems for the left side of the Chelsea defence throughout the contest and responded well to giving away a first-half penalty, by going on to provide a brilliant assist for Alejandro Garnacho’s second goal, after half-time.

Although the Blues’ two stoppage-time goals meant a 4-3 defeat for the Reds in the end, Antony’s display on the night was a positive to take away, as United prepare to host Liverpool in the Premier League this weekend. 

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Ahead of Sunday’s fixture, Ten Hag has been speaking about the Brazilian’s performance at Stamford Bridge, saying that it was of the level that he wants to see more of from our no.21.

“I know he’s capable of it,” the boss began on Friday, in his pre-match Q&A with club media, which you can watch in full above.

“I’ve seen it so often, when I was manager of Ajax, but we haven’t seen this. 

“Maybe in the start [of Antony’s United career] we’ve seen a glimpse, in the first three games when he scored three goals, but after that, [only] incidentally, like against Barcelona last season when he scored the winning goal, but he’s capable of it. 

“Yesterday night, I saw the Antony I want to see.”


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