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Europa League: Real reason I substituted Antony at half time against Sheriff – Ten Hag

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Manchester United supervisor, Erik ten Hag has denied methods he took Antony out at half-time against FC Sheriff resulting from his showboating antics inside the first half.

The Red Devils gained 3-0 at Old Trafford on Thursday evening time to substantiate their place inside the knockout phases.

They would stay away from a play-off against a Champions League drop-out within the occasion that they beat Real Sociedad subsequent week.

However, with the scores nonetheless 0-0, Antony pulled out his trademark double 360 diploma drag-back capacity, sooner than over-hitting a transfer straight out of play.

Ten Hag modified Antony with Marcus Rashford sooner than the teams bought right here out for the second half.

But the United boss insists his decision was pre-planned.

“It was sort of deliberate. If we have now been [winning], I wanted to see Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford shut collectively, that was one among many causes.

“Also to convey one different dynamic over to the right aspect.

“I thought over the left side Alejandro Garnacho was playing quite well and he had a real threat in his actions, really good tempo dribbles, so that was good to see. So it [Antony’s withdrawal] was more or less planned,” Ten Hag instructed BT Sport.

Europa League: Real reason I substituted Antony at half time against Sheriff – Ten Hag

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