ERIK TEN HAG has named new boy Antony in Manchester United’s starting line-up for today’s match against Arsenal, but Casemiro remains on the bench.
The United boss has thrown the £85million man in at the deep end following his arrival from Ajax.
However, he has insisted that the winger is prepared for the challenge.
When speaking to Sky Sports ahead of the huge clash, Ten Hag said: “He knows the style we want to play and what we expect and demand.
“He can be an offensive threat in one on ones, his speed – that makes the choice to play him.”
Despite Antony’s early involvement in the squad, summer signing Casemiro, who arrived in a £70million transfer last month, is yet to make a start.
Ten Hag has hinted that this is because the former Real Madrid midfielder is yet to adapt to United’s style of play.
He added: “He is new in the team, he has to adapt to the team. He has to get used to my way of playing football.
“The other thing, Scott McTominay is playing really well.”
Man Utd head into today’s clash with nine points from a possible 15.
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The Red Devils had a disastrous start to the season after losing their opening two games to Brighton and Brentford respectively.
But, they bounced back with an impressive win against Liverpool followed by two consecutive victories against Southampton and Leicester.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are flying high having won each of their opening five fixtures.