A second-half Marcus Rashford brace after the forward had assisted a debut Antony goal helped Manchester United to an excellent 3-1 over rivals Arsenal. Erik ten Hag’s side are now fully back on track following their poor start, while the Gunners have now lost their perfect start to the new Premier League season. Here are four things Express Sport learned from the clash at Old Trafford.
United icon Gary Neville opened his co-commentary for Sky Sports by urging Antony to make a good start to his Red Devils career – pointing out the several big-money flops the club have cast aside in recent years.
And, ultimately, the eccentric Brazilian delivered. The 22-year-old had a slow start at Old Trafford but neatly tucked away Rashford’s pass to put United ahead. He then delivered several wonderful moments of skill, including a near-successful lob from 45 yards.
Antony has an edge and a verve that no United attacker has possessed for years. If that’s what Erik ten Hag felt he needed to complete his attack, then it could be £84m well spent.