Antony, a star player for Manchester United, hopes to start tonight’s Carabao Cup match against Nottingham Forest. Former Arsenal star Emmanuel Petit claims that Manchester United star Antony is losing confidence and becoming like Jadon Sancho. Since his summer transfer from Ajax, the international for Brazil has fluctuated greatly. Additionally, he is currently under pressure ahead of tonight’s Carabao Cup matchup against Nottingham Forest. Antony, 22, was signed by Manchester United in the summer for a hefty £86 million from Ajax.
The Brazilian scored goals in matches against Arsenal, Manchester City, and Everton during his time at Old Trafford. Since then, Antony hasn’t been as consistent, with the Samba star working hard in Sunday’s 3-2 loss to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Petit, a former Arsenal star, told Sporting Post that Antony is beginning to become “like Sancho” as his problems get worse. “Ten Hag found some opposition in the dressing room when he took over” he stated.
Therefore, Manchester United must be watching their star in the hope that he will perform better than his rivals. Antony has sent a passionate message to the fans ahead of an important week of a domestic cup competition. The Reds are currently getting ready to face Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final at The City Ground. The winner will advance to the final at Wembley Stadium.
The team led by Erik ten Hag will then play Reading in the Emirates FA Cup fourth round on Saturday at Old Trafford, where they will have a chance to advance to the next round. The team is determined to end United’s trophy drought this season, as the club has not won a trophy since the Europa League in 2017. They are the only English team still competing in four leagues, including the Premier League and Europa League.