After a bright start to his Manchester United career, it has been a downward spiral for Antony since his big-money switch from Ajax last summer. He became one of United’s most expensive signings after Erik Ten Hag sanctioned a mega-money move for the Brazilian from Ajax, but life hasn’t been that great for him.
After a distraction-filled summer that saw him become the subject of several abuse allegations, Antony’s return to the United squad has been uneventful, and the former Sao Paulo winger endured another disappointing outing against City on Sunday, getting called out by Gary Neville for an embarrassing moment.
Gary Neville slams Antony for foul on Jeremy Doku
Frustrations were high as United succumbed to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Pep Guardiola’s treble-winning Manchester City at Old Trafford on Sunday. On a day when emotions were running high following a heartfelt tribute to Sir Bobby Charlton, who passed away last weekend, United could not get a foothold in the game, conceding an early penalty, which Erling Haaland scored to give City the lead.
Antony, who was introduced in the dying minutes of the game, had already been frustrated before being brought on. The Brazilian winger saw the introduction of Anthony Martial and Garnacho as United tried to get back in the game, with the former Ajax man pictured shaking his head in disappointment.
However, when he was called upon, he did nothing but vent his anger on Jeremy Doku at the slightest contact, causing a late drama at Old Trafford. Gary Neville has now described the incident as an embarrassment for Antony and slammed the winger for his actions.
“Ridiculous and embarrassing from Antony. I’d just send him off,” the former United skipper said during a post-match reaction on Sky Sports.
Erling Haaland scores twice to beat Manchester United
Manchester United’s 3-game winning streak in all competitions came to an end as they suffered a 3-0 defeat to Manchester City at Old Trafford on Sunday. Erling Haaland was the star of the match, scoring twice and laying off one assist for Phil Foden to complete the rout against their bitter rivals on an emotional evening for Manchester United.
Rasmus Hojlund was penalized for a foul on Rodri in the box, with Erling Haaland stepping up to convert the spot-kick. He got his second from a Bernando Silva cross just after halftime before laying off a pass for Phil Foden to seal the win for the Cityzens.
The win took City to third on the table, two points off the high-flying Tottenham Hotspur, who are mounting an unlikely title charge early on in the season.
Tottenham, who have had to deal with the loss of Harry Kane following his summer move to Bayern Munich, have done incredibly well to stay at the top of the Premier League table this season. Ange Postecoglou, the man who was brought in to permanently replace Antonio Conte, recently revealed the NFL-inspired tactics he’s using to thrive in the English top flight.
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