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Manchester United boss Ten Hag challenges Antony to do better



Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has challenged winger Antony to improve and has also given the Brazilian some advice.

Manchester United boss Ten Hag challenges Antony to do better

Manchester United boss Ten Hag challenges Antony to do better

Ten Hag has given his verdict on summer signing Antony, with the Brazilian’s form coming under scrutiny at Old Trafford. The United boss admits there is room for improvement and has highlighted what he wants to see going forwards from the £85 million man.

“When he is playing, the team is winning and that already gives a message I think how well he is performing,” Ten Hag told reporters. “He can do better, I see space for improvement and, for instance – and I think you notice – we want him to be more direct, more involved. But the team is performing better if he is on the pitch and that is a good thing, a good base to build further on.”

Ten Hag also defended Antony’s lack of goals, with the Brazilian having failed to find the back of the net in the English top since October.

“I think he already makes improvement, he scored some goals, he scored in his first three games, now he scores against Everton and Charlton, so he has an impact,” he added. “But I think with his capabilities, with his talents he can do even more. He has a good contribution in the team.”


Antony has come in for criticism in the wake of United’s defeat to Arsenal and the club have already accepted they overpaid for the 22-year-old. The winger has three goals in 11 appearances this season but it’s clear the Red Devils are expecting much more having invested so heavily to bring in the Brazilian from Ajax.

The winger will be hoping to be involved for Manchester United in their Carabao Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest on Wednesday.


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