Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag has reacted angrily to the on-field brawl between Bruno Fernandes and Antony. In addition, the Dutch teacher defended his beloved Brazilian student from criticism.
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has defended £85 million signing Antony, who is struggling to find his best form in the Premier League.
The Dutch strategist also denied rumors linking Antony and Bruno Fernandes, claiming that it was a normal reaction on the pitch. Antony was seen angrily cursing Bruno Fernandes with a very heavy sentence during MU’s 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in the Premier League.
During the game against Crystal Palace, Antony was furious with Bruno Fernandes. MIRROR PHOTO
Ten Hag, on the other hand, has assured fans that everything between Antony and Fernandes is fine. When asked about the incident by the media, Ten Hag stated that it is common in football and that the two are still happy together after the game.
“I think it can happen,” MU coach Erik ten Hag said. They are all players who play with heart, and when they bring that into the game, they give their all, resulting in a win every time.
And sometimes emotions flare up between the players, but I believe they behaved well with each other in the second moment, so it wasn’t a problem. Antony has certainly not disappointed the players.”
Ten Hag also defended Antony against criticism for his recent on-field performances. Antony has scored five goals but has not provided an assist since joining United last summer. This causes football experts to question Antony’s ability to shine and succeed in the English football environment. Coach Ten Hag is certain of this.
On the field, Antony cursed Bruno. SKY SPORTS PHOTO
“When Antony plays, MU wins,” Ten Hag added. That has conveyed the message of how well he is doing. Antony can do better, and I see room for improvement. For example, and I believe you are aware of this, we wɑnted him to be more direct and involved with the team.
But, as I previously stated, the team would perform better if Antony was on the field. That’s a good thing; it provides a solid foundation for future growth. Antony has already improved in my opinion. Antony scored three goals in his first three games for United.
Antony has now scored against Everton and Charlton, demonstrating that he has an impact on the team. But I believe Antony can do more with his ability and talent. But, as I previously stated, I believe Antony can make even greater contributions to MU.”
Ten Hag makes an attempt to shield Antony. GETTY PHOTO
Despite the criticism, Antony is in a strong position to win a title in his first season in England, thanks to United’s 3-0 victory over Nottingham Forest. Ten Hag’s side will reach the Carabao Cup final if they avoid a heavy defeat to Forest in the semi-final second leg at Old Trafford next week.
Manchester United are unquestionably the top contenders for the Carabao Cup this season, despite the fɑct that the “red devils” could face Newcastle United in the final, who are ranked higher in the Premier League table. Newcastle defeated Southampton 1-0 in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-finals at St Mary’s.
Ten Hag regards Antony and Bruno Fernandes as contradictory. MIRROR PHOTO
This season, MU is the only team in the Premier League that is still fᎥghting on all fronts. MU will host Reading in the fourth round of the FA Cup this weekend. MU will face Barcelona in the Europa League play-off round. The winner of this match is considered the favorite to win the Europa League championship.