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Bench him to get first Champions League 3-point – Possession lost 14x: Ten Hag must ditch Man Utd’s “dreadful” talent vs Kobenhavn

Erik ten Hag must be hopeful that Manchester United’s recent victories in their last two matches are a sign of a promising turnaround in their form.

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The Red Devils managed to secure 2-1 wins against both Brentford and Sheffield United in the Premier League, effectively putting an end to their string of losses.

However, they still find themselves in a rather disappointing 8th position.

One of their recent setbacks occurred during the second Champions League group stage match when Galatasaray orchestrated a remarkable comeback at Old Trafford, winning 3-2, thanks to a late Mauro Icardi strike.

This defeat makes their journey out of the group stages even more challenging, as they also fell victim to a loss in their first Champions League campaign match against Bayern Munich.

Man United was on the wrong end of a 4-3 scoreline in an action-packed match in Munich, returning to England with nothing to show for their efforts.

As a result, it becomes crucial for the Red Devils to carry the confidence gained from their recent league victories onto the European stage, where they face Kobenhavn.

Winning this match could provide Ten Hag’s team with an advantage over their Danish opponents, who currently have only one point to their name.

Given these circumstances, ten Hag faces some tough decisions when it comes to team selection. However, one decision seems clear-cut for the Dutch manager, and that pertains to Antony’s performance.

Antony had a lackluster outing in his last appearance at Bramall Lane, losing possession 14 times and failing to create a single chance.

If it weren’t for his teammates stepping up, his performance could have been costly.

So, how has Antony performed for Man United this season? Unfortunately, he hasn’t exactly set the world alight in a Red Devils jersey since his arrival from Ajax last year.

The Brazilian winger, known for his flair, has yet to contribute to a goal this campaign, with zero goals and assists to his name. In total, he has only managed to score eight goals in 51 appearances, with just three assists to his name.

This has led to considerable criticism of his performances, with the Manchester Evening News’s chief sports writer, Samuel Luckhurst, labeling the £82m winger as “dreadful” during a turbulent period for the Red Devils.

Antony’s overall Sofascore rating for the past year indicates that he has not lived up to the expectations of being the skillful, high-octane winger that Man United hoped for when they acquired him from the Eredivisie.

His average rating stands at 6.89, failing to excite the fans as much as they had hoped.

So, who could potentially replace Antony in the upcoming Champions League tie? One promising option could be Alejandro Garnarcho, the Argentine winger who came on as a substitute for the 23-year-old against Sheffield United and made an instant impact in just 26 minutes of play.

He managed to earn an impressive Sofascore rating of 7.1, contributing significantly to his team’s victory.

Notably, Garnarcho was on the field when Diego Dalot scored a remarkable goal, securing a narrow win for the Red Devils against Sheffield United, who currently occupy the bottom of the league table.

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