By Chris King •
Updated: 28 May 2023 • 21:38
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UPDATE: Sunday, May 28 at 9:40 pm
After having Anthony stretchered off last Thursday 25 against Chelsea, Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag seems confident that the Brazilian winger could recover to play in the FA Cup Final.
United face Manchester City at Wembley next Saturday, June 3, in what is bound to be an epic encounter. The Dutchman will want all of his options to be open when it comes to selecting his best team.
There have been rumours that the winger’s knock had seen an old ankle injury flare up that could keep him sidelined for some time yet.
Speaking with MUTV this Sunday 28, he said: “We’ve all seen how he came off and it didn’t look great but the first assessment is not too bad, there is a good opportunity he is available for the cup final next week”.
Thursday, May 25 at 10:20 pm
Manchester United’s FA Cup Final hopes were dealt a significant blow this evening, Thursday, May 25, after Antony was stretchered off in the match with Chelsea.
In the 25th minute, the Brazilian went on one of his trademark dazzling runs down the wing only to be tackled by Blues defender Trevoh Chalobah.
The interception seemed innocuous enough but the 23-year-old Brazilian was left in clear pain on the ground before being eventually carried off the pitch by members of the Old Trafford medical team.
As he was removed from the field of play, Antony was in obvious distress and covered his face. He was replaced by England star Marcus Rashford.
Erik ten Hag will now face a worrying time waiting for the results of the diagnosis on one of his star players. With the big all-Manchester derby coming up at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, June 3, this will be the last problem he wanted on his plate.
His Red Devils look odds-on to qualify for the final Champions League spot after being 2-0 ahead at halftime. An early goal from Casemiro after just six minutes was the perfect start and then Anthony Martial doubled the lead with a simple tap-in at the end of added time.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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