Erik ten Hag has defended Manchester United’s £86million winger Antony amid a storm of criticism.
Gary Neville and Rio Ferdinand were among the pundits asking whether the Brazilian is contributing enough after United’s 3-2 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday.
Ten Hag was desperate to sign Antony from his former club Ajax over the summer, but he has yet to chip in with a single assist in United colours – although he has scored five times.
Antony (right) struggled to make an impact as Manchester United were beaten by Arsenal
Erik ten Hag took the winger off with 19 minutes to go, with United losing the match 3-2
But the United boss sprung to the player’s defence ahead of Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup semi-final, first leg fixture with Nottingham Forest.
‘When he’s playing, the team…