New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has been warned about the transfer of Antony as James Garner talks about his desire to join the first team.
Erik ten Hag has already been sent a warning about Manchester United regarding Antony’s behavior.
The new United boss ruled the Brazilian winger during his time at Ajax, where he showed his hot temper more than once. One of these moments was during Ajax’s 3-2 win over Feyenoord in March, after which he was sent a warning about the player by the former Netherlands international.
It comes when James Garner texted Ten Hag about his ambitions for the new season as he hopes to secure a place in his first line. And Zinedine Zidane explained exactly why he could never catch Manchester Unted.
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Erik ten Hag will know exactly what he will sign if he succeeds in bringing Antony to Manchester United.
The Brazilian showed off his incredible natural ability playing under Ten Hag at Ajax, but also showed a penchant to hit the head for all bad reasons. After a stunning 3-2 win over Feyenoord in March, Antony took off his shirt in excitement that led to his signing.
And then a short time later he was shown a second of that wasted time card, leading to his captain Dusan Tadic knocking him down with frustration. Former Netherlands star Rene van der Gijp has slammed the star, saying he could be “just crazy”.
While ex-Ajax ace Wim Kieft urged Antony to “behave like a fool”. And it seems that Ten Hag took the messages on board as he admitted that the player still has a lot to “learn”.
Garner’s first team message
James Garner wants to “go pre-season and have fun” after returning to Manchester United following his loan spell at Nottingham Forest.
The midfielder helped Forest to promotion to the Premier League through the Championship last season as he played 44 games in the first team. He returns to United with the club wishing good in the middle of the park, under a manager who has built a reputation for giving young players a chance to excel.
And in a statement that will be music to the ears of his new boss, Garner says “it’s down to me as a player to please him and I hope to make a show.”
Why Zidane could never catch United
Former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says he will never lead Manchester United.
The Frenchman was one of the names associated with the work of the Old Trafford club before deciding to appoint Erik ten Hag, and it seems unlikely he will ever take the position. Zidane said there were only “two or three” teams he could really fit in, suggesting that the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, his former Juventus team and the French national could be his favorite.
And the World Cup winner also admitted that he is “not very fluent” in English – something he considers important to take over as coach in England.