Erik ten Hag confirms where Antony will play for Manchester United vs Leicester City

Antony is a left-footed winger, and Manchester United has an abundance of right-footed wingers to choose from.

When his deal to Manchester United is completed, Antony will play on the right side.


United and Ajax have negotiated a deal of £85.51 million, making the Brazilian their second-most expensive player after Paul Pogba.


Antony, 22, scored 20 goals in two seasons while playing for Ajax under Ten Hag, predominantly from the right wing.


The left-footer will help to balance out United’s unbalanced attack, which is stacked with right-footed forwards who excel from the left.


When asked if Antony will play on the right, Ten Hag said, “If that occurs, definitely.” “It’s difficult to discuss a player we haven’t signed yet. We’d like to do it. He has the right battling spirit.”


With Antony almost guaranteed to start given to United’s hefty sum for him, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford are anticipated to compete for the left flank spot.


Anthony Martial, who has excelled from the left side in his United career, played as a central striker in pre-season and in the second half against Liverpool, but he suffered an Achilles injury last week that will keep him out for at least two weeks.


Sancho and Rashford were both dropped from England’s team last season, and it is unlikely that they will have enough playing time to force their way back into Gareth Southgate’s squad.


“It’s healthy to have competition,” Ten Hag added. “This condition has to exist in a top team, in my opinion. You have to drive players to the ultimate levels. I’m sure they’re pleased as well.


“We require players. You can’t play all of the games with the same people. You must manage it. Who you need for specific games, as well as to keep them fit and in shape.


“We now have the opportunity to choose, and I consider myself fortunate to be in that position. I’d think we did an excellent job of creating that situation.”

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