Paul Scholes has Erik ten Hag’s theory on Antony’s gesture after beating Manchester United

Former Manchester United star Paul Scholes has had his say on Antony’s post-match chat with Mason Mount following Monday night’s 4-0 defeat by Crystal Palace.

United winger Antony was seen chatting with team-mate Mount following the match, covering his mouth and appearing to hold up three fingers – a gesture which led to speculation as to its meaning. The goalkeeper Andre Onana also appeared in the discussion.

Speaking to Optus Sport as a pundit, Scholes speculated on the nature of Antony’s apparent frustration. He admitted he was guessing as it was not possible to hear their conversation directly, but suggested the striker’s gesture could be expressing displeasure with manager Erik ten Hag’s tactics.

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He said: “He says something to Mason Mount that he’s obviously not happy about, Mason Mount seems the quietest of the three.

“What’s that going to do, I haven’t seen any of them communicate on the football pitch. It doesn’t look good. I don’t think it’s good for the manager.

“People talk and say things that (Antony) doesn’t agree with. When he holds up those three fingers, he can say we should have three in midfield, why don’t we have three there?

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