‘Goosebumps’ – Antony explains who debut Manchester United goal vs Arsenal is dedicated to

The Brazilian was drafted into the line-up by Erik ten Hag just three days after completing his 85.1m move from Ajax. He marked his Old Trafford bow with the opening goal of the contest on 35 minutes to open his account for his new club in the 3-1 win.

Hes already racked up two starts for United after beginning the 1-0 loss to Real Sociedad in the Europa League on Thursday. He is expected to play a role in this weeks clash away at Sheriff Tiraspol as well.

Antony has now revealed how he felt when his dream debut became a reality. Speaking to Sky Sports, he said he had goosebumps when he fired home past Aaron Ramsdale.

When I saw the net bulge and the fans on their feet cheering, it was very emotional, the 22-year-old said. I had goosebumps. That goal was for my family and the fans.

Antony is yet to complete a full 90 minutes for United but will hope to achieve that feat if he starts in Moldova on Thursday given he has had a weeks rest. Ten Hag could name a stronger line-up than planned due to last weekends match with Crystal Palace being postponed amid the death of The Queen.

United players held a minutes silence before their clash with Real Sociedad just hours after Her Majestys death was announced by Buckingham Palace.


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