Antony scored Manchester United’s opener in their 3-1 win over Arsenal on Super Sunday; The Brazilian made his debut just days after his £86million arrival from Ajax; Erik ten Hag:
“I think we all saw the threat he posed” As Antony walked away celebrating, whooping with delight and smacking his chest with his shield, Cristiano Ronaldo stood on the bench and raised his hands in applause over the Head gate that could initiate a changing of the guard.
Anthony, Ajax’s £86m signing within the club’s deadline, marked his Manchester United debut with a clinically accurate shot that put Erik ten Hag’s men on the path to a fourth straight win.
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“What a start for him,” said Roy Keane on Sky Sports. What a start, yes. The Brazilian has only had a few training sessions with his new team-mates but it’s a testament to how well Ten Hag rates him that he’s been included straight into the squad to face Arsenal. His first attempt to get the ball into Arsenal’s box ended when it was stripped by Gabriel Jesus.
His first shot, hitting the inside of his favorite left foot, flew high in the stands. However, he continued to demand and receive the ball.
Manchester United fans will be encouraged by ‘s effectiveness at beating Marcus Rashford in particular.There was also industry without property. As Arsenal took control of the game in the first half and Antony began to see less of the ball, he showed a willingness to drop behind and sparked a raucous cheer from the stands deep in his own half with a raucous tackle on Martinelli.
That cheer, however, was nothing compared to what came next. Anthony’s goal, less than a minute into that fight against Martinelli, blew up Old Trafford. It was beautifully crafted, Christian Eriksen selected Bruno Fernandes who moved him to Jadon Sancho and then Rashford.
Meanwhile, Antony, standing tall and wide on the right, watched as Oleksandr Zinchenko was pulled in and saw the space open up around him.
He timed his run well, making sure he was on the right side of Arsenal’s defensive line as he ran into Rashford’s pass and his first finish, curling up in the far corner, gave Aaron Ramsdale little chance. “It’s a dream position for Antony,” said Sky Sports’ Gary Neville.
His confidence only grew after that. To ‘s boast, the 22-year-old was dispossessed early in the game and then shouted down as Antony showed he has both fire and quality.”A little smugness,” Neville said after punching Granit Xhaka.