Ten Hag has sent a message of hope that one Man United fringe player will be delighted to hear.
Many Manchester United fans would not have blamed Erik ten Hag for discarding any of Ralf Rangnick’s advice on the back of last season.
The German saw the Reds finish with their worst Premier League points tally amid a drab run-in. Amidst the capitulation, Rangnick suggested that the club needed as many as 10 new signings.
Ten Hag did not quite agree but did welcome six new players into his squad. One of them, Antony, has made it harder for Anthony Elanga to enjoy as much game time.
But in recent weeks he has had to watch teammates Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Antony produce the magic on the flanks while he has been stuck on the bench. His last outing came in the 2-0 away win over Sheriff last month.