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Antony of Manchester United during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London. 22nd October.

Watch: Antony trolls Jorginho after Man Utd’s last-gasp equaliser

Manchester United forward Antony showed a spiky side to his persona when he celebrated Casemiro’s injury-time equaliser in front of the face of Chelsea midfielder Jorginho.

Jorginho scored a late penalty that looked set to secure a home victory for Chelsea, but Casemiro equalised with a towering header.

A defeat would’ve been a tough pill to swallow for United after a good performance at Stamford Bridge, and Antony evidently let his frustration out when celebrating the last-gasp United goal.

The Brazil international has made a bright start to life at his new club after signing on deadline day. He’s scored three goals in his first six Premier League appearances.

Meanwhile, former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has given an interesting new interview with The Times, in which he’s discussed the summer business between Ajax and Manchester United.

Van der Sar is currently the chief executive at Ajax, and over the summer he saw not only the Eredivisie club’s manager but also two of their key players depart for Old Trafford.

“It was our opinion they should stay for another year,” said Van der Sar.

“We gave a firm ‘no’ to Arsenal when they came first for Lisandro; we fought hard to keep him.

“It was [an] economic [decision] but it was a hard one to take. We knew there was interest but not at that level and it was too late to find a good replacement.

“I don’t think the way [Antony] handled it was the correct one, but it’s important all the players who leave Ajax have success because it reflects well on us.”

“We saw the work Erik has done when he established himself as a young coach. He’s relentless, he wants to achieve as much as possible,” the former Manchester United No.1 added when asked about the start Ten Hag has made at Old Trafford.

“The training exercises, the way he wants to play, it is coming into a picture.”

Ten Hag suffered a chastening start at Manchester United, kicking off the 2022-23 campaign with back-to-back defeats against Brighton and Brentford.

But United have climbed up to sixth in the Premier League table since then, with statement victories over Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham since their slow start.


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