Antony had an interesting move last night. He made a 720-degree spin that annoyed the former legend of Manchester United, Paul Scholes. "I'm not even sure it's skill, is it? Could we [talking to Owen Hargreaves] do that?
"Is it his trademark? I think he needs a better one.
He needs to find a more entertaining way.
"I don't think this country likes to see that. Does any country, even Brazil? Brazil don't want to see that, do they? Ajax, in Holland, do they want to see that?
"I like to see skill, but I just don't think that is skill or entertainment.
That is just being a clown, isn't it?"- Paul Scholes said, as quoted by eurosport.com Erik ten Hag denied that Antony's move was the reason why he left the game at halftime. "No. It was more or less planned if we were up,” he said, as United went into the end of the first half 1-0 up courtesy of Diogo Dalot.
“I wanted to see Marcus Rashford and Cristiano Ronaldo close together and the dynamic on the right side”.
Scholes did praise Garnacho, who was great. United's coach, Erik ten Hag, had only words of praise for Garnacho.
"Garnacho played well, he was good in his action, so that was good to see,” he said.
"Seeing [Cristiano] Ronaldo get his goal was great.
He created, the team created for him and we know he has the capability to finish. He needed a goal and now I'm confident there will be more goals."
Erik ten Hag
Erik ten Hag is generally satisfied. It was OK. Of course you hope you score in the first half hour so it took a bit long but we deserved that goal.
"The second half we scored two more good goals from open play and I'm pleased with the clean sheet because we gave nothing away.
It was a focused win.
"Our occupation of space in the box could still be done better, the second and third goals we did that well. We occupied positions and scored." Erik ten Hag commented on whether Ronaldo can repeat the previous season “It's up to him,"- Erik ten Hag said, as quoted by eurosport.com
"But I think when you collect all the chances he creates, the team creates for him in the last weeks, you see he's still capable to get in the right positions and he's still capable of finishing them. I think it's possible."