A hamstring injury kept Manchester United’s winger Antony out of the team’s 3-0 Premier League victory over Everton on Sunday at Goodison Park.
A “knock,” according to the Manchester Evening News, caused Antony to enter United’s injured list before the team’s journey to Merseyside. Not even getting a spot on the bench, the Brazilian was deemed too injured to participate. His evaluation doesn’t seem to be serious, but he now joins fellow teammates Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez, Christian Eriksen, Rasmus Hojlund, and others who are out of action.
Although he did not score or provide an assist in United’s first four Premier League games of the season, Antony was almost a lock to start when healthy throughout his first year. However, after returning to the team after a leave of absence, he has found it difficult to regain a regular spot on the roster.
When the former Ajax player was accused of assault by several women, permission was granted for him to spend several weeks at home in Brazil during and after the September international break. Although the accusations and case are still pending, Antony has denied them completely.
All three of his Premier League appearances last season, including the goal that saw United eliminate Barcelona from the Europa League, were highlights of Antony’s play that attracted interest from teams like Liverpool, Manchester City, and Chelsea. However, his campaign ended prematurely due to his excessive inconsistency on the pitch and injuries.