Erik ten Hag disagrees with Paul Scholes on Antony skill vs Sheriff Tiraspol

Erik ten Hag disagrees with Paul Scholes on Antony skill vs Sheriff Tiraspol

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has disagreed with Paul Scholes on his thoughts on Antony’s spin against Sheriff Tiraspol, insisting that he has no issues with that as long as it’s ‘functional’.

Antony came under criticism after he did his 360 spin skill whilst Man United were still searching for the breakthrough and the pass he gave afterwards yielded to nothing.

Scholes reacted to Antony’s showboating shortly after: “It’s just ridiculous. It’s showboating, What is he [Antony] thinking? — I think he needs that [showboating] kicking out of him.”

Erik ten Hag has claimed that he has no issues with Antony showboating as long as the Brazilian’s intention is to help the team.

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“As long as it’s functional, if you’re not losing the ball and you’re attracting players, then it’s OK. But if it’s a trick because of a trick, then I will correct him,” said Ten Hag.

On why he substituted Antony, Ten Hag confirmed that he and Antony had an agreement and the reason behind it was to give Rashford and Ronaldo more time to play together.

“It was planned if we were winning. I wanted to see Ronaldo and Rashford closer together,” said Ten Hag on why he hauled off Antony at half time.