Manchester United star Antony failed to impress in his side’s 3-0 Premier League win over Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night. Manchester United were mostly impressive as they secured the win against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night.
But while Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Fred scored, it was another night to forget for Antony. He has now made 11 appearances for club and country which means the Red Devils have a problem when it comes to their £86m man.
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By the summer, Manchester United knew they needed a legal specialist. With Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho at the opposite end, along with youngster Alejandro Garnacho, Erik ten Hag was aware that this was an area of his team that needed strengthening. Antony, wanting to join Liverpool, took his place. And in the end, the Glazers relented, with United paying £86m to secure the player’s signature. money well spent.
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Antony impressed on his United debut, scoring the opening goal as Arsenal were beaten 3-1 at Old Trafford on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Then followed with an impressive consolation in a 6-3 loss to Manchester. City at Etihad Stadium. And Antony got it right, too, as United beat Everton 2-1 in early October, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a winner that day. In the time since, however, Antony has had problems. Injuries were a factor.
in it, but after his flat performance against Forest he has gone 11 games without scoring or assisting for club and country.He has certainly not been in the form one would expect from the second most expensive signing in the club’s history.
Forest were poor throughout the game at Old Trafford and looked like a side who will be lucky enough to avoid relegation in the end. it is of the season. Still, Antony failed to show his talent as United fought their way into the battle for all three points. He had a great chance to finish his goal in the second half when Bruno Fernandes put him in goal.
Diez Hag praises Raphael Varane’s professionalism after his quick comeback Raphael Varane returned for Manchester United last night for his first appearance since the World Cup final.
Varane was pressured to return quickly as Victor Lindelof was ill and Harry Maguire only thought he was fit enough to play. Luke Shaw had to support Varane in central defense while Lisandro Martínez returned from Argentina’s World Cup squad.
The quick comeback was not a problem for Varane, explained Erik ten Hag and praised his professionalism. Varane played 76 minutes and helped United keep a clean sheet in a 3-0 win.
Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty ImagesTen Hag praises Varane’s professionalism Speaking to MUTV, Ten Hag said Varane assured him he was ready to play. Ten Hag explained:
“I had a conversation with him yesterday, that’s how it is and he takes responsibility.” That’s why he’s so successful and why he’s won so many trophies, he’s so important for the squad, for the team and for the coaches.
He told me straight away that he was ready. The coach’s comments underscore his assessment of the defender. He said he had limited training before the game and “looked after him” given his injury history, but described the situation as an “emergency” from the side’s perspective. After the game, Ten Hag said:
“I think Rapha is once again showing his great personality, the great standards he is setting for Manchester United after the World Cup.” Cup. “We had a problem in midfield and he takes charge of the game and he did it very well.
“Once again it was very important for our team. Casemiro was replaced midweek while young defender Rhys Bennett was also on the bench, a player Ten Hag talked about and who recently impressed in a friendly with Real Betis.
Varane’s return was preferable to all of these options given his ability to pick a two-time World Cup finalist on defence. Last night was his first game for United since the mid-October draw with Chelsea. It was nice to see him again.