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Scholes names Man Utd star who can replace injured Antony in FA Cup final team

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes is confident Jadon Sancho can step up and replace Antony in the FA Cup final against Manchester City, believing the winger is now enjoying his best football of the season.

Before the last round of games on Sunday, Erik ten Hag's team moved up to third in the Premier League after defeating Chelsea 4-1 on Thursday night to secure their place in the Champions League for the next season.

While asking for more time to determine the extent of the damage, ten Hag referred to the 23-year-old's distress as a "serious injury" in his post-game press conference.

Sancho was shifted to the right flank, while Marcus Rashford was brought in to replace Antony. Rashford assumed his customary position on the left.

In the second half, United generated chances at will, and the former Borussia Dortmund star put on a strong showing. He also assisted Anthony Martial on his goal at the conclusion of the first half.

Sancho has played on the left side of the field in 39 of those outings this season, but Scholes was impressed by his effort on the other flank.

Although the former midfielder believes Sancho is prepared to step up and perform on the greatest platform, Antony is currently regarded as a major for the FA Cup final on June 3.

Scholes Premier League Productions responded when asked if ten Hag had taken a chance by playing Antony so close to the final: "You've got to play players and sometimes you simply get a bit unlucky and he's been unlucky tonight with Antony.

But he is bringing in some talented guys. Rashford came off the bench tonight, and I believe Sancho is having his best game yet.

"I'm a little bit sorry the season had to end for him; he looked fit, trim, quick, and confident as well." He might therefore enter that final, in my opinion.

On Sunday, United's final Premier League match of the year will be against Fulham.

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