“He can do better” Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag seeks more effort from his Brazilian star forward

Manchester United makes things happening at the Theatre of Dreams upon the arrival of Eric Ten Hag as the Dutchman has provided some stability between the attack and defense.

The Red Devils signed Antony from Ajax back in September which cost them more than $85 million and the Brazilian is a key to the success of the Ten Hag playing system.

Antony is a tricky customer to handle but according to the pundits, the 22-year-old Sao Paulo born is accused of focusing more on showboating rather than playing for the benefit of the team.

The Brazilian has played 19 games for the Red Devils while netting five times during his outing showed a little bit of inconsistency assuming what he is capable of, and Ten Hag has re-assured the impact he is searching from him during Manchester United’s post-match press conference against Nottingham Forest.

“I think he is not losing games. When he is playing, the team is winning and that already gives a message of how well he is performing”- Ten Hag said in the first instance.

“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.”

“He already makes improvement, played good football and he scored in his first three games, now he scores against Everton and Charlton. So, he has an impact.”- Ten Hag further added.

Manchester United is very close to reaching the first final under Eric Ten Hag, courtesy of the EFL cup following a 3-0 win against the Forest and the 52-year-old Dutch manager will be eyeing his first title under his belt as a manager of this historic club.

Antony is vital for Ten Hag as the Brazilian previously played under the manager on his Amsterdam days where he thrived, and the Manchester United fans will be hoping for something similar like that.


Salah Uddin Rafi

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Sports Content Writer. Covering F1, Tennis, Naskar and mostly Soccer. Graduated from Jahangirnagar University. A game of football is relentlessly uncompromised because passion runs thick through the veins.


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