Antony back in Manchester United training after missing win against Bournemouth


    Antony returned to training on Wednesday. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)
    Antony returned to training on Wednesday. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

    Manchester United have been boosted by the return of Antony to first team training after the winger missed the win against Bournemouth.

    The Brazilian was a notable absentee as United recorded a comfortable win against the Cherries on Tuesday night.

    The win helped United into joint-third with Newcastle, who held Arsenal to a 0-0 draw at the Emirates.

    Antony had started both of United’s matches since the resumption of the Premier League following the World Cup and Erik ten Hag has bemoaned his lack of options following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.

    The Dutchman confirmed before kick-off that Antony was injured and there were fears that the side could be without the former Ajax man ahead of a gruelling period.

    However, Antony was spotted back in training today ahead of United’s FA Cup tie against Everton.

    WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 31: Antony of Manchester United reacts during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United at Molineux on December 31, 2022 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)
    Antony is set to return against Everton (Picture: Getty Images Source: Getty Images Europe )

    The Brazilian’s return is a significant boost for United, who are set to be without Donny van de Beek for an extended period.

    The Dutchman was left in tears after sustaining a nasty looking knee injury in the win against the Cherries.

    It was particularly painful for Van De Beek as he was making his first league start of the season and he was in line to start against the Toffees on Friday.

    Ten Hag is expected to mix-up his side, with Diogo Dalot, Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia, Scott McTominay and Alejandro Garnacho expected to start.

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