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Erik ten Hag reacts to Antony's Man Utd debut

Jude Summerfield
Antony made a scoring start to his United career
Antony made a scoring start to his United career / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages
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Erik ten Hag was full of praise for new signing Antony as the winger scored on his debut in Manchester United's 3-1 victory over Arsenal on Sunday.

The £85.5m arrival from Ajax was thrust straight into the starting XI and put United ahead in the 35th minute, collecting Marcus Rashford's pass to fire past Aaron Ramsdale.

He was brought off just before the hour-mark for Cristiano Ronaldo, with Bukayo Saka equalising soon after before Rashford's brace put the contest to bed.

Speaking on new signing Antony, Ten Hag revealed: "You can see all of his potential.

"He will be a threat in the Premier League. We were missing a player on the right wing. [Jadon] Sancho and [Marcus] Rashford can play there but they prefer the left so now we have the missing link who can play well on the right.

"We needed that on the right wing with his pace and dribbles and expression. It (the Premier League) is going to be a challenge for him but we saw his potential. We have to keep pushing. I set high standards every day. Everyone has to bring it every day to Carrington."

The result saw United extend their winning streak to four games while it also snapped Arsenal's triumphant run, leaving just three points between the early Premier League leaders and United down in fifth.

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