Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag addresses injuries to Antony and Luke Shaw.

The loss of Antony to an injury against Chelsea was the major downside of Manchester United’s 4-1 win.

He was stretchered off in the first half after being unable to walk off on his injured ankle.

To compound matters, Luke Shaw did also not return for the second half after picking up a minor knock.

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Ten Hag says Antony injury ‘serious’

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag spoke to different outlets about Antony and used the same word, ‘serious’.

He was a bit more optimistic about Luke Shaw, without taking anything for granted.

He told BeIN Sports: “It’s difficult always to say, straight after the game, but, yeah, Antony is serious. Luke Shaw, we have to see. I don’t think it’s too bad but we have to wait 24 hours. We’ll have a diagnosis and we will know more.”

Ten Hag then told club media: “It’s difficult to say. Let’s wait for 24 hours and then we’ll know more.

“I don’t know [about Antony]. Everyone has seen he came off. I can tell you it is serious but we have to wait a minimum [of] 24 hours, then we know probably more about the status of the injury.”

How serious, it is unclear. Sky Sports reported that Antony was not taken to hospital.

But measuring the severity is all relative to the FA Cup final set to be played at Wembley on June 3.

There is a real risk the Brazilian will not be available for the showdown against City, and that will be devastating for him.

These injuries may cause Ten Hag to be cautious with his team selection against Fulham on Sunday. Third place is up for grabs, but Champions League qualification is secure.

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