Anthony Sends Message to Manchester United After Getting Dropped for West Ham Game

Anthony Sends Message to Manchester United After Getting Dropped for West Ham Game

  • Anthony missed the Manchester Unite clash against West Ham, barely days after getting taken off at half time
  • The Brazilian was criticized for performing his trademark spin during the Europa League game against Sheriff Tiraspol
  • He took to social media with a message to the team ahead of the Hammers game

Manchester United winger Anthony took to social media with an interesting message after being left out of the squad to face West Ham United on Sunday, October 30.

Anthony, 22, watched the game from the stands as United claimed a crucial 1-0 victory over the Hammers to take them to fifth on the log.

This begged the assumption that perhaps the talented Anthony had been left out because of his controversial skill during the Europa League clash against Sheriff Tiraspol three days earlier.

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Anthony of Manchester United looks on during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Photo by Chloe Knott.
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However, as The Sun reports, Ten Hag had confirmed Anthony was absent because of injury, and his omission had nothing to do with his skill in midweek.

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"He is injured. I hope it’s not too bad, I think it’s not too bad. In a couple of days he will be back." Ten Hag said when asked about Anthony.

On social media, the winger himself took to ensure fans knew all was well as he cheered his team.

"Good luck, @manchesterunited!!
"In the crowd in another important match for us in the Premier League. Let's go!"

This was a similar reaction to that of Cristiano Ronaldo, who was omitted from the game against Chelsea on Saturday, October 22 as a form of punishment for walking down the tunnel early in the team’s game before that.

As far as the game, Marcus Rashford have his side the lead with his 100th goal for Manchester United thanks to a bullet header late in the first half. That goal proved to be the difference between the two teams.

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De Gea praised for heroics against West Ham

Elsewhere, Sports Brief also reported on the praise David De Gea received for the saves he made against West Ham on Sunday.

The Spanish goalkeeper pulled off some stunning saves to keep United in the tie as the Red Devils sunk the Hammers 1-0

The 31-year-old goalkeeper's influence in the encounter became more apparent in the closing stages as he made triple saves to deny West Ham a golden opportunity to equalize.