Bruno Fernandes has warned Antony that he will put pressure on him after Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Arsenal on Sunday.
United’s £85m summer signing from Ajax got off to a perfect start at Old Trafford as his first-half goal gave Erik ten Hag’s side the lead against the Gunners.
A double from Marcus Rashford helped United win, while Antony received a standing ovation after coming on for Cristiano Ronaldo in the second half
When asked about Antony’s performance against Arsenal, Fernandes told Viaplay: “He’s incredible.
“Obviously an incredible feeling for him. I’m really happy with what he did in the game today.
“He didn’t have much training [sessions] with us, but he was really good.
“But we expect a lot more from him, he knows that. A lot of pressure on him and we’ll put even more pressure on him because we know what he’s capable of.
“He will adapt to the Premier League and get even better.”
In a separate interview with MUTV, Fernandes believes the United States has shown the “fighting spirit” they lacked at the start of the campaign.
“I thought everyone was compact,” said Fernandes.
“The cohesion was there, the fighting spirit and everything and that’s why we get the three points and that’s why we have such a performance.
“Sometimes you have to be deep, you have to defend, you have to defend your own box because the other team has quality and they can give you problems. If you do what we do today, you won’t concede many goals and you’ll score more than they do.
“We know we can be a threat on the break and we can play a little bit more and we need to play a little bit more, we know that.”
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