Antony set to miss Man Utd’s pre-season tour after being stretchered off in tears with devastating ankle injury

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ANTONY is set to miss Manchester United’s pre-season tour of the United States after suffering an ankle injury.

The Brazilian winger was stretchered off in the first half of the Red Devils’ 4-1 victory over Chelsea.

Antony suffered the injury following a challenge from Chelsea’s Trevoh ChalobahGetty

EPAHe was stretchered off the Old Trafford pitch visibly in pain[/caption]

He fell awkwardly after a challenge by Trevoh Chalobah.

The injury is understood to be a recurrence of the problem that kept him out of the final two months of last season at Ajax.

He suffered that injury while on international duty with Brazil in a 4-0 win away to Bolivia on 30th March 2022 which ended his season.

The 23-year-old looked in agony as he hit the turf in the 24th minute on Thursday night, immediately signalling to the bench he had a problem.

It took another five minutes for him to be treated and then lifted onto a stretcher.

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Manager Erik ten Hag entered the pitch to console his player and admitted after the match the injury was “serious”.

To add to the manager’s woes ahead of the FA Cup Final next weekend, Luke Shaw was subbed at the break with a back problem and replaced by Tyrell Malacia.

The good news for Ten Hag was the return of Marcus Rashford after he had missed two games through injury and illness.

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He came on for Antony and made a scoring return, reaching 30 goals for the season.

The England international became the first United player to reach that milestone since Robin van Persie when the club last won the title in 2012-13.

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United’s final game of the Premier League season comes at home to Fulham on Sunday.

Three points would guarantee they beat Newcastle to third place.

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