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Manchester United star Antony sends message after being named in team of the week

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Manchester United winger Antony was one of six Manchester United players named in the Carabao Cup team of the round after the semi-final second leg.

Antony was a starter for United in the 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest, a 5-0 aggregate score.

While he played better in the first leg, Antony’s performance was still enough to earn him a spot in the team of the round, admittedly with just four teams competing.

He was joined by teammates Lisandro Martinez, Casemiro, Bruno Fernandes, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Wout Weghorst.

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Manchester United v Nottingham Forest - Carabao Cup Semi Final 2nd Leg

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Antony was pleased to see his performance acknowledged, especially after receiving some criticism from sections of the media in recent weeks.

The Brazilian sent a message in response, commenting that he attributed hard work as the reason for his upturn in performances.

He wrote: “Work and work! That’s the secret!”

There was a low-bar for Antony to make the XI, WhoScored gave him a rating of just 6.83/10 – and this still helped him into the XI.

But with compliments in short supply lately, this is one Antony was glad to receive.

It may just add to his confidence and help him raise his game for the crucial weeks ahead.

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