Manchester United’s £85m signing Antony scored on his debut, breaking the deadlock against Arsenal before kissing the club badge to earn his side a crucial 3-1 victory .
The Brazilian winger opened the scoring in the 35th minute and after an equalizer from Bukayo Saka, a brace from Marcus Rashford sealed a huge win.
The Brazilian winger opened the scoring in the 35th minute after being found in acres of space by Marcus Rashford, allowing him to simply slide the ball past Aaron Ramsdale.
And if the Old Trafford faithful were thrilled enough with their new hero, he then dropped out before kissing the badge of a club he had been trying to join for months.
The 22-year-old winger endured a summer of uncertainty as he was pursued by his former Ajax manager, Erik ten Hag, who made several offers in an attempt to complete a meeting.
It finally happened in the final days of the window, with United paying huge amounts of money, making Antony the third most expensive signing in Premier League history.
Such was Ten Hag’s faith in his star man, he opted to name him in the line-up in a huge clash against Mikel Arteta’s Gunners with many expecting him to start on the bench.
However, the decision quickly proved to be a piece of genius with Antony finding the net, and talkSPORT’s Alex Crook saying: “A new star has been born at Old Trafford!”
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The first half may have been all about Antony, but there was a rebirth in the second as Rashford took off.
The England forward has continued to show signs of resurgence under his new Dutch manager after once again being given faith to play as a centre-forward.
After Saka cracked Arsenal’s equaliser, Rashford put United back in front when an exquisite pass from Bruno Fernandes freed him to guide the ball past Ramsdale, and the game ended shortly after when Christian Eriksen left him with an empty net.
After a start to the season that suggested the club were shattered after defeats to Brighton and Brentford, the turnaround continues with four rebound wins, and Ten Hag’s bold starting calls are once again paying off.
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