After joining the team from Ajax in 2022, the 23-year-old had a comparatively successful first season at Old Trafford, making 44 appearances while scoring eight goals and dishing out three assists.
But in his 11 club appearances this season, Antony has not contributed a goal or an assist, and his future with the Red Devils is currently under question.
The Brazil international has been linked to a loan move to Flamengo, but it’s said that his agent has denied these rumors. It’s also believed that a mid-season departure is extremely unlikely.
Ten Hag has acknowledged that this season has been difficult for Antony because to his off-field problems.
Man United granted the forward a leave of absence in September after the forward’s ex-girlfriend and at least one other woman accused him of violence.
Police from Brazil and England are already conducting investigations, and Antony is reportedly cooperating extensively in an effort to clear his name.
Ten Hag has stated that the “break” affected his form, as the Brazilian missed five games while on leave. However, the head coach is optimistic that the forward can get through this difficult phase.
“He was out for a few weeks after I made that comment about him last week, which disrupted the flow. He seems to have a
“He took a break after that, and he now needs to get back into shape. It takes labor, but success is certain.”
Antony is now in Denmark training with the Man United team for the crucial Champions League match against Copenhagen.
This season, the South American has participated in two Champions League games. He started the team’s final match of the league at Old Trafford against Copenhagen after beginning against Galatasaray off the bench in early October.
Having gained three points from their first three games, Man United is currently one point behind Galatasaray in second place in Group A.
Following recent worries, Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford, and Victor Lindelof are all available for Wednesday’s meeting.