Erik ten Hag has expressed his satisfaction with the performance of the entire team, including Marcus Rashford, in Manchester United’s thrilling victory over Wolves. However, the coach’s views on Antony remain clear as he has been placed on the bench for the second consecutive game, with Ten Hag opting for a different attacking trio. Despite Antony’s impressive contribution as an assist provider for Bruno’s opening goal and his continuous threat throughout the game, Ten Hag hopes that Antony will continue to build confidence and demonstrate more of his undeniable talent. Prior to the dramatic 4-3 win against Wolves, Antony’s role was questioned as he replaced Rashford in the 73rd minute.
Unfortunately, his impact on the game was more detrimental than beneficial, as indicated by his statistics including touches, ground duels, ball possession, passing accuracy, and take-ons attempted. Moreover, one of his lost possessions led to Wolves’ equalizing goal in the 95th minute. Meanwhile, Kobbie Mainoo, who has scored more goals in his last two appearances than Antony has all season, secured the victory for the visitors with an exceptional solo strike.