‘He was a threat’ – Erik Ten Hag impressed by £85 million man Antony

Manchester United breeze through the first leg of the Carabao Cup Semi-final with a 3-0 win against Nottingham Forrest. Marcus Rashford, Wout Werghorst and Bruno Fernandes scored the goals on the night. New signing Antony was one of the standout players as manager Erik Ten Hag stated.

Antony’s Performance:

Antony joined Manchester United in the summer for £85 million and has yet to deliver for that hefty price tag. 

“I think he played a really good game. I think he was a threat in between the lines, he was good in the physicality, he had some good actions to go at the opponent. He had to score (in a one-on-one) but it was a great combination,” the United manager told reporters after the win.

“So we needed to see that more; more dynamic in the frontline, we are working on that part – that is the most difficult part. But I have seen some good moments today and in the last couple of games and I’m happy with that. The 2-0 just before half-time was an important one because that brought calmness to the team and it was a great action from Antony and the rebound from Wout Weghorst. He’s the striker, it’s why we got him in.”

Games are coming thick and fast for United as they are set to host Championship side Reading in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday. Ten Hag hinted that he already has a tactical ploy up his sleeve for the tie, adding: “After today, I have something in my head. But I have to settle this game down and look into my plans and then I have to look into Reading and then we make a good plan to beat Reading.”

United are the only team to remain in all 4 competitions this season, and will want to go all the way.

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