Antony ignored Erik ten Hag’s defensive instructions during Manchester United’s defeat to Man City
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 05
Antony gave Manchester United little defensive protection in the defeat to Man City (Action Images via Reuters)

ignored defensive instructions from Erik ten Hag during ’s 6-3 defeat to on Sunday, according to reports.

United’s £85 million summer signing started on the right flank for the Manchester derby and was part of a woeful first half which saw Ten Hag’s men concede four goals.

United showed signs of improvement in the second half and Antony’s impressive strike came before Anthony Martial score twice off the bench.

But the Brazil international faced criticism after the game for his inability to help Diogo Dalot with defending United’s right side.

According to , Ten Hag has constantly reminded Antony about his need to defend during United’s training sessions.

And the report claims that Ten Hag stressed the same point to Antony in the build up to United’s game against City last weekend, however, the 22-year-old did not appear to carry out his manager’s orders on the pitch.

Erik ten Hag has been reminding Antony of his defensive responsibilities (Getty)

Jadon Sancho was similar criticised as he offered little help to Tyrell Malacia on United’s left flank.

After the game, former United midfielder as he posted a picture of Ryan Giggs and David Beckham on his Instagram account along with the caption: ‘Anyone remember when wingers used to help their full-backs?’

Paul Scholes’ post was clearly criticising Antony and Jadon Sancho (Instagram)

Meanwhile, it’s also been reported that Bruno Fernandes and Lisandro Martinez during the heavy loss to the Premier League champions.

It’s understood that shouts from United’s dressing room could be heard by City staff along the corridor at the Etihad Stadium.

‘The attitude and the belief from the beginning was not the best and that caused us many problems and made us concede early goals,’ Fernandes said after the game.

‘After, we have to run back the result and the second half was much better.

‘We keep control more, we control the game more. Whenever we have the ball we are more brave.’


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