Europa League: I will correct Antony – Ten Hag vows

Antony on Ten Hag's Man Utd training sessions

Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag, has said he will correct any of his players doing skills for the sake of it.

This comes after Antony’s superfluous spins in the 3-0 Europa League win over Sheriff Tiraspol.

United wrapped up qualification for the knockout phase with a game to spare as Diogo Dalot, Marcus Rashford and Cristiano Ronaldo scored at Old Trafford.

The result sets up a Group E showdown at Real Sociedad next Thursday, when failure to usurp the Spanish leaders in the standings will mean a knockout play-off against one of the Champions League dropouts.

But one of the main talking points after beating Sheriff was Antony’s double spin skill in the first half – something several pundits branded “embarrassing” after the summer signing then put the ball out of play.

Ten Hag, who went on to take the Brazil international off at half-time, said: “I don’t have a problem with that as long as it’s functional.

“Also from him I demand more – more runs behind, more often in the box, more followers in and more tempo dribbles, especially, and more playing in the pocket.

“So, we demand more dominance in this game and when there is a trick like that, it’s nice.

“As long as it’s functional, if you’re not losing the ball and you’re attracting players, then it’s OK.

“But if it’s a trick because of a trick, then I will correct him.”

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