Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag highlighted £82m goalscoring debutant Antony for his bravery and character after the Brazilian helped his team to a 3-1 success over Arsenal at Old Trafford.
Antony became the Premier League’s fourth most expensive player when he completed his move from Ajax on Thursday.
The 22-year-old has already become a crowd favourite, not just for his goal, driven into the far corner from Marcus Rashford’s pass, but also his celebration, in front of the Arsenal fans, which earned a ticking off from referee Paul Tierney. “I know what he can be,” said Ten Hag. “On the pitch he is brave.
“During the transfer window we looked for players with the right character, who can fight and battle.”