Leny Yoro Man United Old Trafford
Man United Old Trafford

Antony suffered a bad knee injury during the win over Chelsea last week but Erik ten Hag has hinted that the winger could be fit for the FA Cup final.

Antony was stretchered with an ankle injury during Manchester United’s 4-1 win and initially, everyone thought the winger will be out for several months.

He had suffered a similar injury last season when he was with Ajax and it was being claimed that this one is a reoccurrence of the same.

However, after Manchester United’s final game of the season, Erik ten Hag has revealed that Antony’s injury is not very serious and there’s an outside chance he could be fit to play in the FA Cup final.

ETH told MUTV: “We’ve all seen how he came off and it didn’t look great but the first assessment is not too bad, there is a good opportunity he is available for the cup final next week.”

Will Antony be fit to face Manchester City?

Manchester United will have an uphill task on Sunday and if Antony is deemed fit then it will be a really big boost for the manager.

However, we don’t think the winger will be available for selection.

He was present at Old Trafford during United’s final Premier League game of the season and he has been pictured on crutches.

When had sustained that injury at Ajax, he was out for two months but surely he won’t be out for the same time. While this is great news but it is nearly impossible for him to become 100% fit before Manchester United head to Wembley.

Also, Manchester City are the best team in England so there’s no way Ten Hag will use someone who’s just recovered from an injury.

Antony is the only natural right-winger in the squad but players like Jadon Sancho and Bruno Fernandes are more than comfortable in playing on the right. Sancho is likely to play in that role but if Ten Hag wants to add another midfielder then he can even put Fernandes on the right and use Eriksen as the No 10.

Antony should be back really quickly but he won’t be able to play in the FA Cup final, that’s for sure.