Manchester United’s Antony scored his first goal of the season in an unofficial match. But the goal was from a penalty kick.
Manchester United played an unofficial friendly match on the 25th (Korea Standard Time). “Manchester Evening News” Samuel Luckhurst said, “Manchester United held a private match for returning players.”
Manchester United is suffering the worst slump this season. It has 10 wins, two draws, nine losses and 32 points in 21 matches, ranking eighth in the English Premier League. It was prematurely eliminated from the group league in the UEFA Champions League, and the Carabao Cup also failed to advance to the round of 16.
The only competition to win the FA Cup is the FA Cup. Of course, winning the Premier League is not arithmetically impossible, but the possibility converges to almost 0%. We should focus on the FA Cup. Manchester United will play against Newport County in the round of 32 FA Cup on the 29th.
Ahead of the round of 32 match, Manchester United had many players returning from injury. Harry Maguado, who was revived in November by receiving the Player of the Month award, has returned, and Luke Shaw, Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez and Ahmad Diallo are available.
Thus, Manchester United played a friendly match for the final check-up. Their opponent was Burnley FC in the same Premier League. Manchester United lost 1-3 in a friendly match against Burnley. Luckhurst said, “Eight of the 15 players at Manchester United were players with no first-team experience, and Burnley started the Best Eleven.”
There was also surprising news. “The Athletic” Rory Whitel said Antony scored a goal in the match. Antony joined the Manchester United team last season by posting a transfer fee of 100 million euros at the invitation of former coach Erik ten Hag.
He made his debut goal in the sixth round of the Premier League against Arsenal in the 2022-2023 season. Antony then contributed to Manchester United’s first Carabao Cup victory in six years with eight goals and three assists in 44 games.
However, Antony was “devastated” this season. He played in 17 Premier League matches and recorded no single point of attack. He also had no goal or assist in the group league of the UEFA Champions League. Recently, he was outplayed in the competition to become a starting member.
Rumors of a transfer have spread recently. Word has spread that Manchester United has made counterproposals to Saudi professional league clubs to sell Antony. Antony completely denied rumors of a transfer to Saudi Arabia, but he has put his name on the list of the owner of Jim Ratcliffe, who succeeded in acquiring the club.
Fortunately, Antony seemed to come to life with a taste of the goal in the friendly match. However, Antony’s goal was a penalty kick. Like a free throw in basketball, a penalty kick is a one-on-one match with the goalkeeper from a distance of 11 meters, so chances are high that he will score a goal.
The problem is that the team has no field goal so far. Manchester United’s biggest problem this season is its ability to score goals and attack. Crystal Palace (22 goals), which is the only team that scores less in the Premier League than Manchester United (24 goals), is located in the relegation zone. 라바카지노도메인
In particular, Manchester United’s strikers Marcus Rashford, Alejandro Garnacho, Rasmus Hoyleun and Anthony Martial have scored only 10 goals in the Premier League. This is why Antony needs to be revived. Just in time, the opponent is also a weak team in the fourth division. You must score in this game.