Antony produced a standout performance for Manchester United in their 2-1 win over Chelsea, arguably his best of the 2023/24 season so far. Erik ten Hag expressed his satisfaction with the Brazilian winger, attributing his recent improvement to a temporary benching.
"I think it's a very good opinion, I agree," said Ten Hag after the match. "He is progressing as the team is progressing, but this is the attitude, what he needs, what he has to contribute to the team."
The Dutch manager lauded Antony's bright play, intelligent decision-making, and increasing impact. He emphasized the need for the winger to build on this performance and maintain his high level.
Antony now faces the challenge of replicating his impressive display and adding consistent contributions to the team, particularly in the goal-scoring department. Despite yet to score or assist this season, he remains determined to break this drought and contribute more offensively.
This resurgence in form could be a turning point for Antony, solidifying his place in Ten Hag's plans and contributing significantly to United's success throughout the season.