Following criticism for showboating during Manchester United’s 3-0 victory over FC Sheriff in the Europa League on Thursday night, Antony has vowed to keep showcasing his talents.
Following goals from Diogo Dalot, Marcus Rashford, and Cristiano Ronaldo, United easily defeated their Moldovan opponents.
But with the score at 0-0, Antony tried to get the crowd excited with his signature pirouette, but he also overhit a pass that was out of play.
Robbie Savage, who provided match commentary for BT Sport, as well as Paul Scholes, criticized the Brazilian winger, calling the move “embarrassing.”
United’s £85 million summer acquisition, however, is adamant that he won’t change, posting a photo of the incident to Instagram along with the message that they are known for their art and that he won’t stop doing what got him to where he was.
Erik ten Hag responded positively when asked about Antony’s skill following United’s victory at Old Trafford, stating that as long as it serves a purpose, he has no objections.
Therefore, he expects more from him, including more runs from behind, frequent possessions in the box, tempo dribbles in particular, and playing in the pocket.
Thus, we call for greater dominance in this game, and when a trick like that appears occasionally, it is nice as long as it works, you don’t lose the ball, and it draws players. Then it is acceptable. He will correct him if the trick is being used merely for the sake of pulling one.
Savage described Antony’s showboating during the match commentary for BT Sport as being ridiculous.
Because Savage has done that and then taken the ball out of play, he said that. Doing that with no one nearby was quite embarrassing.
The ball is then removed from play by him. He would not be pleased as manager.
The crowd can also be heard. With the ball moving quickly and nobody close to him, they are attempting to win the game when he decides to take it out of play. Embarrassing.