Paul Scholes has offered a response to Antony, the Manchester United winger, following Antony’s criticism of club legends for not providing constructive feedback.
As United faces the possibility of a seventh Premier League defeat this season against Chelsea, Scholes has shared some advice with the Brazilian player.
Antony, who joined United from Ajax for £85 million last summer, has experienced fluctuations in form, initially making a strong start with a debut goal against Arsenal but facing challenges in his second English football campaign.
Former players, including Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, and Scholes, have been vocal in their critiques of many players in Erik ten Hag’s squad, including Antony.
In response to Antony’s comments about the lack of support and constructive criticism from pundits, Scholes took to Instagram, stating, ‘Run as fast as you can up and down, score goals, and make goals pls. Good luck tonight, my friend.’
Scholes’ instruction to ‘run’ may be a direct response to former United captain Roy Keane, who singled out Marcus Rashford for his perceived lack of effort in a recent defeat against Newcastle. In that match, United’s players struggled, leading to a 1-0 loss.
Antony, who has made 14 appearances for United this season without finding the back of the net or registering an assist, is likely hoping for involvement against Chelsea.
United has faced challenges in the wide department, with Rashford, Alejandro Garnacho, and Facundo Pellistri struggling to make an impact in recent matches.
Antony’s initial comments highlighted the lack of constructive criticism from former players, expressing that he has not received messages checking on his well-being, especially during challenging periods.