- Brazilian winger forced off in tears
- England full-back replaced at half-time
- Silverware up for grabs on June 3
WHAT HAPPENED? The Red Devils eased their way to a 4-1 victory over the out-of-sorts Blues at Old Trafford, but victory – one which secured a top-four finish and Champions League qualification – came at a price. Brazil international winger Antony went down in agony following a challenge from Trevoh Chalobah, leading to him leaving the field in tears and on a stretcher after just 29 minutes, while England left-back Shaw was replaced by Tyrell Malacia at half-time.
WHAT THEY SAID: Ten Hag said afterwards when asked for an update on the two stricken stars: “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.”
THE BIGGER PICTURE: The Dutch coach added when pressed on how long he could be without his fleet-footed South American forward and hard-working defender: “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.”
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WHAT NEXT? United will be hoping for positive updates from their medical team once Antony and Shaw have been fully assessed as, while there is nothing riding on a last Premier League outing of the season at home to Fulham on Sunday, the Red Devils are set to face neighbours Manchester City in the FA Cup final on June 3 – with Ten Hag’s side trying to prevent Pep Guardiola’s from chasing down a potential treble.