Manchester United’s Antony Likely to Miss FA Cup Final Due to Injury Setback

The 23-year-old winger had withdrawn injured in last week’s game against Chelsea.


June 02, 2023 10:28 a.m.

Manchester United He has suffered a setback in the last hours with the potential loss of the Brazilian Antony for the end of the FA Cup from this Saturday before Manchester City. The coach of the Red Devils, Erik ten Haganticipated in a conference that it is “unlikely” that the winger will be in a position to see action this weekend.

The 23-year-old winger had to be replaced in last week’s Premier League game against Chelsea. A couple of days later, Ten Hag acknowledged that the injury might not be as serious as feared at first. However, it seems that the Brazilian is not physically fit enough to play.

“It’s unlikely (that he’s fit). He still has a chance, but it’s very small. He has not progressed from his injury, so it is unlikely that he will be available, ”the former Ajax coach commented in a conference.

Lisandro Martínez, Marcel Sabitzer and Donny van de Beek will also be unavailable for the final due to various injuries, as will Anthony Martial, who suffered a muscle injury last weekend.

Ten Hag, likewise, prefers not to lament the casualties. “These questions that he always asks me about the absence of players in recent months. Every time I say the same answer: it’s about the players that are available. We have a good squad and from that good squad we make a good team”, he indicated.

United is coming off finishing third in the Premier League and will now be looking to complete the domestic Cup double for the first time, having lifted the EFL Cup in February.

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2023-06-02 13:29:39

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