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EPL: Hoddle reveals Man Utd star who ignored Ten Hag’s instructions during 7-0 loss to Liverpool


Chelsea legend, Glenn Hoddle has identified winger Antony as the player who ignored manager Erik ten Hag’s tactical instructions during Manchester United’s Premier League 7-0 defeat to Liverpool last Sunday.

Antony struggled to make an impact at Anfield as Liverpool thrashed Man United at home.

Ten Hag slammed his players for their poor work rate against Liverpool at his post-match press conference, adding that they were ‘unprofessional’ during the encounter.

However, Hoddle believes Antony was one of the worst culprits and insisted that Liverpool precisely targeted the Brazilian’s lack of defensive ability.

“From the opposite side of the pitch, you have got to be level with the ball and stay level with the ball, that is where his [Antony’s] mistake was.

“If the manager has told him [Antony] to sit out, it is not cheating is it? If the manager has said sit out well then it is not working for them. But if the manager is saying, ‘no, you have got to track back’, which he says after in his post-match interview that they didn’t work hard enough, then maybe he was asked to track back. He was out of position all day long,” Hoddle told Premier League Productions.

He added, “I think they [Liverpool] looked at their team because they could have done it down the right-hand side, but Fernandes was there, this lad Antony, let’s see if he will track back.

“If Fernandes was on the left side they would have probably done it on the other side, that is how flexible they are. Trent Alexander-Arnold was a lot deeper than normal.

“They were probably waiting for their teamsheet to see which forward they would really send high on one side because Fernandes was doing his job getting back and trying to track Alexander-Arnold.”

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