Watch: Antony humiliates TWO opponents with sensational skill
Antony has already carved out a reputation as a tricky customer and the Manchester United forward lived up to his reputation against Everton by humiliating two opponents with a single piece of brilliant skill.
Antony scored his fourth Manchester United goal during the 3-1 FA Cup win, sliding in at the back post to tap home Marcus Rashford’s cross early on at Old Trafford.
The Brazil international has been the subject of great attention since his move to England, with many commentators left stunned by the £86 million that United paid to wrestle him away from Ajax.
And the perception that he’s a luxury player that’s unable to produce the number of goals and assists intensifed after the controversy surrounding his showboating during the Europa League group stage clash with Sheriff Tiraspol last October.
Antony’s decision to whip out his trademark ‘spin’ didn’t go down well with everybody as Paul Scholes even went so far as to call the Brazilian a ‘clown’ for his actions at Old Trafford.
But the 22-year-old put his undoubted skill to better use against Everton, with a piece skill that nobody could describe as mere showboating.
Having already left Vitaliy Mykolenko clinging onto his back and dropped onto the turf, Antony turned on the style against the Toffees by whipping out the silkiest of roulettes.
Just as Abdoulaye Doucoure moved into sweep up where Mykolenko had failed, the midfielder was left grasping at thin air as Antony mystified him with the smoothest flash of footwork.
With moments like these, it’s not surprising that Antony already has a dedicated fan club inside Old Trafford and United supporters will be hoping that Erik ten Hag can turn him into one of the most devastating wingers in the Premier League.
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