Erik Ten Hag explains Antony’s absence for Man Utd’s win over West Ham

  • Ten Hag addresses Antony’s absence from Man Utd’s victory over West Ham following the showboating scandal.

Erik Ten Hag explains Antony's absence for Man Utd's win over West Ham
Erik Ten Hag explains Antony’s absence for Man Utd’s win over West Ham

In response to criticism of Antony’s “showboating,” Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag explained why was left out of his squad to face West Ham.

Recall, In United’s match against Sheriff on Thursday, was criticized for a skilful display that resulted in a passing error and the ball being sent out of play.

After the incident, Ten Hag vowed to “correct him” and it was speculated that was dropped from the team for the 1-0 win against West Ham on Sunday as a result.


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After his performance against Sheriff, the Brazilian winger received mixed reviews, but fellow countryman Neymar urged to “keep it up” and play with “boldness and joy.”

However, Ten Hag denied that was the case when he was asked by Sky Sports if Antony’s absence was related to the showboating, replying: “No, nothing [to do with that]. He is injured. I hope it’s not too bad, I think it’s not too bad. In a couple of days, he will be back.”

might return to action with United on Thursday when they play Real Sociedad in the if he recovers in time.

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