ESPN pundit slams Erik ten Hag for defending Antony: “He’s talking absolute nonsense”

ESPN pundit takes a shot at Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag for speaking up for Antony

Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag recently spoke up in support of Antony. The Brazilian has struggled to produce anything this season which has quickly made him a target for the media. Surely, the media has only added to the pressure.

When people talk about Antony the first thing that comes up is the £85m that the Red Devils paid for him. A lot of people believe that the forward is overpriced and has failed to live up to his potential.

However, Erik ten Hag still has faith in his player and this did not sit well with an ESPN pundit who put the manager on blast. Let’s have a look at what the pundit had to say while speaking on ESPN FC.

ESPN pundit takes a shot at Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag for speaking up for Antony.
Erik ten Hag spoke up for Antony while talking to the Athletic. (Photo by Ryan Hiscott/Getty Images)

“He has rabbited on with some of the biggest nonsense instead of telling it straight”

“He’s talking absolute nonsense, he’s gone”

This is what Craig Burley had to say about his Erik ten Hag when the Dutchman spoke up in defence of his player. Now the former Scottish player might’ve been a bit too harsh on Erik ten Hag.

All he did was speak up in support of his player who is being scrutinized by the media. His words could even go on to inspire Antony and get a better performance out of him sometime down the line.

ESPN pundit takes a shot at Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag for speaking up for Antony.
Can Antony prove his critics wrong? (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

So while everyone agrees that the Brazilian has been abysmal this season, Ten Hag should be appreciated for sticking by his players. The Dutchman might have the world against him, but if he keeps this up the team will stick with him.

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Hopefully, Antony will play his way back into form and start producing before it’s too late. In 28 appearances this season, the Brazilian has recorded just one goal and one assist.