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United legend claims Antony doesn’t understand the game

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has criticized winger Antony for his display in the team’s 2-1 defeat to Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

After United’s latest loss to Nottingham Forest, Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel expressed his frustration with Antony’s performance at the City Ground. The former keeper stated that the winger fails to make a significant impact on the pitch.

Speaking to South African broadcaster SuperSport, he said: “I really think he [Erik ten Hag] should rethink Antony’s position. He doesn’t give much to the team. He frustrates his team-mates. It’s really frustrating.

“He’s had an opportunity for a long time. This is a player that hasn’t scored this season, he’s not made an assist and he’s not scored. It’s like he’s not really understanding the game.”

The 23-year-old winger, Antony, returned to the starting lineup after Rasmus Hojlund was sidelined due to injury. But this resulted in the in-form Alejandro Garnacho being moved to the left wing, while Antony played on the right.

Since joining Manchester United from Ajax in 2022, Antony has faced challenges in hitting top form, contributing four goals and two assists in the Premier League. The Brazilian has yet to score in 16 Premier League appearances during the 2023-24 campaign.

Irrespective of Antony’s potential inclusion, Manchester United is currently gearing up to take on Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup and then hosting Tottenham at Old Trafford in their next league fixture. But Antony was substituted just after half-time against Forest for youngster Amad Diallo, raising questions about his participation in the upcoming matches for Erik ten Hag’s team.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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