After scoring in a thrilling FA Cup victory over Liverpool, Manchester United winger Antony says he’s been “training his right foot” in the face of harsh criticism. He also promises to “repay” the £85 million fee.                                             

Winger Antony of Manchester United has promised to live up to his high price tag and acknowledged that his goal against Liverpool was a huge morale boost.

On Sunday, Manchester United defeated rivals Liverpool in the FA Cup after a thrilling seven-goal match that saw the Brazilian score his first goal at Old Trafford this season. As he acknowledged he needed the goal to boost his confidence, Antony was ecstatic about helping his team win.

In an interview with reporters, the winger stated: “We were able to try and win in extra time because of that crucial goal. It was a crucial time for me personally because I needed to achieve that objective. I continued to work on it and think about it constantly.”Playing games like this demonstrates our ideals, and I think it will inspire everyone to perform well this season. The game was excellent. We persevered until the very end as a team. In front of our supporters, we demonstrated United’s strength. We will fight for the opportunity to win another championship for the team.”

After spending £85 million (€99 million) to join the Red Devils from Ajax in 2022, the 24-year-old has not lived up to the hype in his first two seasons in Manchester. The Brazil international, who claimed to have been quietly honing his skills behind the scenes, faced harsh criticism but vowed to make up for the transfer fee with his on-field exploits.
“It has been a period of a lot of learning,” Antony continued. I make an effort to take advice to heart and see where I can grow. I’ve been quietly working to improve and demonstrate my football skills on the field. To improve my right foot, I have also been training it. I am aware of my abilities and the reason Manchester recruited me. On the field, I want to repay all of this.”

After the international break, Erik ten Hag’s team will play in the Premier League on March 30 against Brentford, where the former Ajax star will next be seen in action.

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