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Manchester United’s Antony hits out at critics after ‘showboating’ vs Sheriff

Antony has responded to the criticism he has received from certain pundits and fans in recent weeks.


Antony joined Manchester United from Ajax over the summer and had a bright stat to life in England.

He scored three goals in his first three league matches and firmly cemented himself as United main right-winger.

However, the Brazilian has been criticised for some of his play in recent weeks.

Antony came under fire during United’s 3-0 win over Sheriff on Thursday for his skills, with Paul Scholes labelling him a ‘clown’ for the moves, in particular a wayward pass which came at the end of it, and suggested Erik ten Hag later substituted the United player partly as a result of his action:

“You saw his reaction on the bench,” the 47-year-old told BT Sport. “I think it frustrated him. I just don’t know what it achieves. I love a little bit of showboating, and entertainment but at least get the pass right.

“Does that do anything for anybody? Does that do anything for himself? I’d have to ask him - even at 4-0 up what does that do for you?

“This country, any country - even Brazil. They don’t want to see that do they? I like to see skills and entertainment, I just don’t think it’s skill or entertainment... it’s just being a clown.”

However, Antony has since hit out at his criticism.

Posting a clip of the skill on his Instagram, Antony wrote: “We are known for our art and I won’t stop doing what got me to where I am!”

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Josh Barker

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