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Antony blasts Man Utd ex-player pundits: You're ruining lives

Manchester United winger Antony has hit back at his critics in a fiery defense of himself and his teammates.

The Brazilian has been subject to a lot of talk from fans and pundits, both for on field and off the field reasons.

The forward has been the subject of police inquiries in Brazil and England, while his performances since signing for a mega fee last summer have not impressed.

"I see criticism coming from former club players and other people in the media, who unreasonably express their opinions and influence thousands of fans, sometimes even when I do not play," he told The United Stand.

"But I've never seen them give constructive criticism, which will help me be a better professional. None of them have ever sent me a message to see how I am feeling, especially during this period of turbulence that I am going through. The 'digital court' is ruining lives; contexts are left aside, and the truth no longer matters.

"I am silently rebuilding myself, and I know that I will be able to be in my best physical and mental shape and overcome all these barriers and challenges that are in front of me because it has always been like this in my life; no one has ever given me anything, I have always fought hard for everything I achieved.

"I would like to know how these people who make these unfair and malicious criticisms fared in my place.

"I'm 23 years old, and my life has changed radically in the last four years. It wasn't easy to assimilate and understand all those changes. My daily battle is getting back in my best shape and performing at the highest level on the field, regaining my integrity, and having peace of mind."

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