Antony sends message to Cristiano Ronaldo after seeing his reaction to debut Man Utd goal
Man Utd’s marquee summer marking partook in a fantasy Old Trafford debut against Arsenal with his most memorable goal for his new club – which his unbelievable colleague unquestionably appeared to appreciate
Manchester United new junior Antony sent a contacting message to new partner Cristiano Ronaldo in the wake of being made mindful of the Portuguese whiz’s warm reaction to his most memorable Red Devils’ goal.
The Brazilian began against Arsenal on Sunday evening only a couple of days in the wake of finishing a £86m from Ajax. What’s more, he got his United profession off to the ideal beginning with the initial goal against the Gunners by clearing home a splendid, left-footed exertion past Aaron Ramsdale. Joined would eventually guarantee a 3-1 win.
Antony’s strike set off wild festivals inside Old Trafford, with the winger himself overjoyed. There were comparative scenes on the United seat with Ronaldo – again just named as a substitute – imagined by TV cameras observing Antony’s opener.
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The 37-year-old in the end fell off the seat to replace Antony not long before the hour mark at Old Trafford, with the Brazilian posting an image of the pair on his Instagram story with the subtitle “idolo”… which in a real sense means “symbol” from Portuguese.
Following the winger’s goal against Arsenal, it wasn’t just Ronaldo who adulated the ex-Ajax man. Manager Erik ten Hag was immensely free of Antony following the last whistle.
Addressing the BBC, the Dutchman said: “I understand what he [Antony] can be. On the pitch he is valiant. During the exchange window we searched for players with the right person, who can take on and conflict.”
He proceeded: “He has missed some preparation, so he comes up short on smidgen of force however you can see his true capacity. He is great with his speed and his spills and his squeezing abilities. The power of the Premier League is high and that will be quite difficult for him however we have seen his true capacity.”
Antony will presumably be wanting to keep having an effect throughout the following season and might get one more chance to gleam on Thursday night as the Red Devils start their Europa League crusade against Spanish side Real Sociedad.
It is not yet clear whether Ronaldo will be given a beginning during that game having just begun once for the Red Devils up until this point this season. The forward has a dazzling record against the La Liga outfit however with 15 goals in only nine vocation appearances – a record that incorporates two full go-arounds.
Should he make an appearance, it would represent Ronaldo’s first outing in Europe’s secondary competition in 20 years having played for Sporting Clube de Portugal in the then UEFA back in the 2002/03 campaign.