Antony excited for first United away appearance

Wednesday 14 September 2022 12:57

Our Brazilian winger Antony says he feels honoured every time he puts on a Manchester United shirt, and is looking forward to pulling it on for the first time away from Old Trafford on Thursday, when United face Sheriff Tiraspol in Moldova.

The 22-year-old made his debut on Sunday 4 September, opening the scoring in our 3-1 victory over rivals Arsenal and exciting fans with his energy and trickery.

He also started the Reds' next fixture, once more at the Theatre of Dreams, as the Reds were narrowly defeated 1-0 by Real Sociedad on the Europa League's opening day last Thursday.

Ahead of our upcoming clash with Sheriff, and potentially his third United appearance, our no.21 expressed his desire to come away from Moldova with a positive result.

“I always look forward to playing in a United shirt,” he said. “It's always a reason to get excited.

“Unfortunately, we lost the last home game, [but] we now need to focus 100 per cent on the away game and bring the three points home.”

Sheriff were thrust into the European spotlight last season, when they defeated eventual Champions League winners Real Madrid in the competition's group stage.

But despite the threat our hosts pose, Antony reiterated Erik ten Hag’s demands for his players to give everything they have to each fixture.

“We'll face difficulties,” he said. “We know it will be a tough game.

“[But] everybody knows about the greatness of Manchester United, so we'll go on the pitch and honour this important badge.”