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Scholes taken aback by Antony against Everton having labelled the Brazilian a "one trick pony"

Scholes taken aback by Antony against Everton having labelled the Brazilian a "one trick pony"

Man Utd legend Scholes was impressed by Antony.

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes was taken aback by Antony's performance against Everton on Saturday.

The Red Devils made it back-to-back wins by defeating Everton 2-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday, a win which cemented their chances of qualifying for next season's Champions League.

United produced a dominant display which included a staggering 29 shots, and goals from Scott McTominay and Anthony Martial were enough to see off the Toffees who remain in a relegation fight.

One player who impressed many was United winger Antony.

The Brazilian previously worked under United boss Erik ten Hag at Ajax and was signed last summer for £81.3m.

He may have lacked consistency at times but he caused multiple problems for Everton's backline in a performance that might be his best so far in a United shirt.

Club legend Scholes seems to think so and admitted he was wrong about his previous opinion of the player.

What did he say?

Speaking on BT Sport (via The Mail), Scholes said: "That’s the best game I’ve seen Antony play for United. I thought he was a bit of a one trick pony but he’s learnt to actually run through and he did that a couple of times today."

It's been a successful first season for United's boss Ten Hag, with his team having lifted the Carabao Cup back in February they find themselves in a comfortable top-four position, a Europa League quarter-final and an FA Cup semi-final.


They could complete a remarkable cup treble and it seems Antony is a key part of the Dutch manager's plans for the future.

The 23-year-old has scored seven goals in 33 appearances for the Red Devils this season and will be hoping to finish the season on a high.

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Topics: Manchester United, Paul Scholes, Antony, Everton, Premier League