Six things that Antony improved in the second half againsr Real Betis
According to Erik ten Hag, Antony made improvements in six areas during the second half of the match against Real Betis while playing for Manchester United. Despite scoring the winning goal in the Europa League, Antony’s performance in the first half was criticized by ten Hag.
Erik ten Hag has advised Antony to show more courage while playing for Manchester United, despite the fact that he scored the winning goal against Real Betis.
Antony’s brilliant curling shot in the 32nd minute helped United secure a 4-1 victory in the first leg of the Europa League round-of-16, adding to his winning goal against Barcelona. However, the 23-year-old has been inconsistent in his performances since his £85.51 million transfer from Ajax, and ten Hag has previously criticized his displays.
Ten Hag admitted he was unsatisfied with Antony’s contribution in a patchy first half against Betis. “I don’t think he can only do it in the Europa League games because he scored in his first three games in the Premier League.
“But in the first half, he could do better to make more actions, be more brave, go more behind, taking players on, but especially more movement, using his speed.
“And I think the second half performance was much better, he made a great goal, an important goal.”
Manchester United showed an impressive response to their 7-0 loss against Liverpool at Anfield by almost securing a spot in the quarter-finals of the Europa League. Additionally, they have an upcoming FA Cup quarter-final against Fulham. Despite the defeat, United is still in contention for two more trophies and is currently ranked third in the Premier League. Erik ten Hag expressed his satisfaction with the support of the fans during the match, which took place only four days after the heavy loss to Liverpool. Moreover, this season, United has already put an end to their trophy drought.
“I was curious about that and I was pleased by the response from the crowd to the team,” Ten Hag added. “They were from minute one, behind the team, the team gave energy by the performance and they gave it back.
“Once again, there is a great bond between the team and the fans and we are pleased by that.”