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Man United boss insists there is still room for improvement from Antony after Reading display

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag said there is still room for improvement from Antony after his impressive display in the 3-1 victory over Reading on Saturday.

The 22-year-old came under scrutiny after his disappointing performance against Arsenal last week. He failed to show his quality on the ball and was ultimately replaced by Fred in the second half.

However, the Brazilian was on top of his game last night at Old Trafford. He set up Casemiro for his first goal with a superb pass.

The experienced midfielder added another before Fred completed the scoring with a back-heel flick.

Despite Antony’s impressive display, Ten Hag insisted afterwards that there is still room for improvement from the winger.

“I have more experience with him,” he said (as per MEN). “We have to challenge him and if you challenge him he can adapt and adjust his game.

“He has to be more variable, more dynamic. He needs his teammates around him, but also how to use his teammates. He has to work on it. I think there is still room for improvement.”

Antony has greatly improved his game recently

The Brazil international came to Old Trafford in a huge £82 million deal last summer. Due to the size of the fee, there is huge expectation on the talented forward.

While the 22-year-old has failed to make a huge impact this season, his last two displays were excellent.

Antony failed to make a goal contribution against Nottingham Forest but caused problems with his clever movement. He was also far more direct and came very close to scoring.

The winger was even more impressive against Reading. He completed 100 percent of his long balls and boasted over 80 percent pass accuracy.

Antony had 78 touches, with four key passes, two dribbles and an assist to his name.