Antony made his debut for Manchester United over the weekend and it was written in the stars that his first goal would also come as Arsenal’s unbeaten start to the season came to an end.
The 22-year-old was surprisingly named in the starting line-up against the Gunners despite only completing his move from Ajax 72 hours prior to kick-off.
The opener came after 35 minutes and it was the perfect display of a vintage Erik ten Hag goal. Every single player, including the goalkeeper, touched the ball in an 18-pass sequence.
United begin in their own half, move the ball into the final third before going back to David de Gea. Their spell of possession continued to be uninterrupted as they recycled the ball before Christian Eriksen found Bruno Fernandes with a perfect pass.
From there, the Portuguese midfielder laid it off to Jadon Sancho, who gave it to Marcus Rashford, who fed through Antony with only Aaron Ramsdale to beat.
It was a textbook training ground move and it shows that United are being well coached. Their moves are already starting to pay dividends on the pitch.