Gary Neville slams ’embarrassing’ Antony after ‘absolutely ridiculous’ kick at Jeremy Doku

'I'd just send him off, it's absolutely ridiculous.'

Gary Neville slams ’embarrassing’ Antony after ‘absolutely ridiculous’ kick at Jeremy Doku
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Jeremey Doku and Antony clashed late in the Manchester derby (Picture: Getty Images)

Manchester United winger Antony was labelled ’embarrassing’ for an ‘absolutely ridiculous’ kick out at Manchester City’s Jeremey Doku late in the game at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

The Premier League champions comfortably beat their local rivals 3-0 in a one-sided derby, thanks to a brace from Erling Haaland and a third goal from Phil Foden.

The first half was relatively competitive but City completely dominated after the break and the hosts could do little to make an impression on them.

Late in the game there was some aggression on display from some United players as their frustrations grew, with captain Bruno Fernandes demonstrating petulance, then Antony came off the bench to do the same.

City winger Doku skipped past the Brazilian and the United man aimed a wild kick at him, to the anger of the Belgian who squared up to Antony as a result.

Despite his allegiances to the red side of Manchester, Neville was backing Doku in the situation and sounded disgusted with the attitude of Antony.

‘He’s right, Doku, he’s absolutely right,’ Neville said on Sky Sports after Doku retaliated. ‘Antony just had a kick at him, absolutely right Doku.

‘United have lost their discipline, it starts with their captain.’

On seeing the replay, Neville added: ‘That’s absolutely ridiculous, I’d just send him off, it’s absolutely ridiculous from Antony. It’s embarrassing.

‘They lost their discipline in the last 10 minutes and became a shambles.’

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