Peter Schmeichel warned to ‘behave himself’ and claimed the winger was ‘lucky’ to avoid a red card during last night’s defeat against Brighton.
The Seagulls avenged their recent semi-final loss .
Alexis MacAllister’s 99th minute penalty ultimately proved decisive but Schmeichel felt Antony’s petulance acted as a catalyst for Brighton during the closing stages of the match.
With 20 minutes remaining, Antony needlessly hacked down MacAllister and then squared up to Brighton centre-half Lewis Dunk who took issue with the Brazilian’s challenge.
Schmeichel felt the former Ajax winger’s conduct was not befitting of a United player and his actions would have left Erik ten Hag bitterly disappointed.
He told Premier League Productions: ‘We had the incident with Antony where he went absolutely berserk and got a yellow card when he stood up to Lewis Dunk.
‘That was a clear foul on him and it wasn’t given because it was the line that said we were playing to today and that’s fair enough.
‘It’s a foul and the linesman is only 10 yards away.
‘But I don’t like the reaction, this is crazy and he is a lucky, lucky boy staying on the pitch because that’s a red card, there’s no doubt about it.
‘You cannot do that. And then he reacts like this. You cannot do that as a Man Utd player you have to behave yourself. This is revenge you don’t do that, you cannot do that in a game of football.
‘Ten Hag is very very disappointed and that even more so than the game being lost with one of his players reacting like that.’
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