Why Antony has been left out of Man Utd’s squad to face Bournemouth


 

Antony has been omitted from Manchester United’s matchday squad to face Bournemouth due to injury. 

The £82 million winger will have to make due without the Red Devils when they play the Cherries at the Vitality Stadium in Saturday’s late Premier League kickoff.

Antony will miss United’s journey to the south coast due to a new ailment, the team has revealed. This is the 57th time this season that an injury or illness has prevented a United player from playing.

Antony last started for United on April 1st and played more than 100 minutes in their 4-3 loss to Chelsea. Having been declared unfit to play from the start, he was substituted to the bench for their 2-2 draw with Liverpool, and he has since missed out on being included in the starting lineup.

The 24-year-old has been heavily criticised for his performances so far this season, registering only one assist and not a single goal in the Premier League to this point.

In better news for United, Alejandro Garnacho is starting his 30th successive game for the club. The Argentina international has been one of Erik ten Hag’s standout players this term and amid United’s injury crisis has managed to stay fit all season long.

Willy Kambwala will also keep his place at centre-back following his fine performance against Liverpool last Sunday.

United are looking to avenge a 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth at Old Trafford back in December.

Man Utd XI to face Bournemouth (4-2-3-1): Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Kambwala, Maguire, Dalot; Casemiro, Mainoo; Garnacho, Fernandes, Rashford; Hojlund

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