According to Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag, in a press conference that took place yesterday, Antony will miss out on Saturday’s FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.
Antony suffered an ankle injury against Chelsea, last week, and there had been hope he would be fit in time, but apparently the convalescence hasn’t gone well enough.
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Kickoff: Sat. June 3, Wembley Stadium, London, UK
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“It is unlikely,” Ten Hag responded when asked about the potential availability of the Brazilian winger.
“There is still a chance but a really small chance. He didn’t make progress so he still has a chance but it is unlikely he is available.”
So now you really have a severe void in the final third, as forward Anthony Martial was already ruled out earlier this week. The Frenchman suffered a torn hamstring in the Championship Sunday win over Fulham.
This supplements the trio of players who have all been long ruled out for the remainder of the season: Marcel Sabitzer, Donny van de Beek and Lisandro Martinez.
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