Football NewsErik ten Hag says where Antony can level up
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After Brazilian striker Antony made history in the Red Devils and was also called a “one-trick pony”, the player was told where he could improve his game.


A little about the topic

Antony completed an £85m transfer from Ajax at the end of the summer transfer window and became the first player to score in his first three PL appearances for Manchester United. However, the striker has seen United States star Paul Scholes suggest he is overly reliant on his left foot stick, and Ten Hag is looking for a talented 22-year-old to prove his doubters wrong in that department.


What did Ten Hag say about Antony?

Erik ten Hag, who also worked with the Brazilian player in Amsterdam, said about where the cunning South American can level up, that Antony can go both ways with both feet. Anthony should be working on this. According to Erik, they already did it in Amsterdam with him, working on it. He can cross with his right foot too, but he’s a young player they need to develop and he needs to develop himself too.

The Dutch coach added that they should expect more from him. He needs challenges, so he came to PL and he gets it here. Antony wants to play with the best players and the highest stressors and against the best players. From there it will go up and that’s what they see. Ten Hag says Antony scored goals in the first week and he did good stuff, but Erik also sees a lot of room for improvement in his game.

Tracking back is another area the Brazilian international striker can work on as he operates in a wide attacking berth, with Erik saying after another positive display in a 2-1 win over the Toffees that Antony is a good dribbler but he should also do more variation and in the first game he wasn’t always that good defending wisely and this time he was really good he was very disciplined and had good positioning and good anticipation and good pressing and the player had a big impact on that team performance .