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Erik ten Hag should drop Antony & start Amad Diallo vs Wigan Athletic

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag should choose Amad Diallo over Antony on the right wing when the Red Devils face Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup third round on Monday night.

Antony has had a frustrating season across all competitions and he has yet to score or assist in 21 appearances.

Against Nottingham Forest, he was hardly involved with no attempts on goal while being dispossessed 12 times in 54 minutes.

A minor knock saw him replaced by Amad Diallo for his first appearance of the season.

The Ivorian was far better than his teammate. He completed 94 per cent of his passes compared to Antony’s 78 per cent.

He had one shot on target and won 100 per cent of his duels, losing possession just once.

In our opinion, the manager should drop Antony and start Amad on the right wing on Monday.

Marcus Rashford and Alejandro Garnacho fared impressively out wide against Aston Villa, but one of them could be rested.

United are up against a League One opposition (with respect) and they should win the game with a convincing scoreline.

There has been talk of Amad leaving on loan in January, but he has the chance to prove his credentials with a strong performance.

We believe he has the potential to become a key player for United in the long run if he can stay unscathed and find consistency.

The 21-year-old impressed last season at Sunderland with 14 goals and four assists, but unfortunately picked up a knee injury in pre-season.

He needs to deliver his best showing at the DW Stadium to persuade Ten Hag that he should stay at United for the season run-in.

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