Ten Hag backs Antony to improve after dream Man United debut | Football News

Manchester United winger Anthony will improve as he adjusts to life at the club after the Brazil international got the upper hand by scoring in the 3-1 Premier League win over Arsenal last weekend, says the coach Erik ten Hag said Wednesday.
Antony scored on his debut just days after joining the Ajax Amsterdam side and Ten Hag said he was not surprised at the 22-year-old’s immediate impact after managing him in the Dutch team before.
“It will take time for us to adapt to each other, but he adapted very quickly,” Ten Hag told reporters ahead of their Europa League opener against Real Sociedad on Thursday.
“He’s a very good lad, he’s very open to getting help and he’ll adapt quickly. Everyone has welcomed him and I’m sure he will do well.”
Ten Hag has remained confident in Scott McTominay in midfield despite the arrival of experienced Casemiro from Real Madrid and the Dutch manager said he was happy to have depth in his squad.
“When the team is doing well, we have more than 11 players, so you stay,” Ten Hag said.
“The team is improving, improving, but for the players who are not in the team, they can come in at any time and maybe do better than the players who are there. I know you need more than 11 players. We have a very good bench.”
Striker Marcus Rashford took shape on his four-game winning streak in the league with three goals and two assists and Ten Hag said he was delighted to see the Englishman playing with a smile again.
“What I see is a happy Marcus Rashford,” Ten Hag said. “We have worked very hard the last two months with him on different aspects. He likes it, he wants to transfer him to the pitch.
“It started with happiness, he comes every day, he likes it, he smiles, a really positive vibe, and if you put all those things together – like the way of playing – and you’re happy, you’ll contribute more to the team.”
Antoine Martial will miss the game against Sociedad with an Achilles injury while compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo could start.

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