Antony: We want to put United where it belongs

Saturday 25 February 2023 10:59

Within Erik ten Hag’s first season managing Manchester United, we are on the cusp of silverware.

The Reds travel to London on Sunday (26 February) to face Newcastle in the final of the Carabao Cup. 

One of the players who will be hoping to have an impact on the day is summer signing Antony, who says he is determined to put United "back where we belong."
Antony: It's a dream come true Video

Antony: It's a dream come true

Antony reveals that it was always his ambition to play at Wembley, ahead of the Carabao Cup final...

"When I came here, I said that Manchester United is a huge club and we’re going to put this club back where it belongs – fighting for and winning trophies,” he told club media ahead of the final. 

"We know that it’ll be a tough task, but we’re aware of how big we are as a club and how good we are. 

"It’ll be a dream come true, in my first season, if we can win a trophy. I hope that I can keep at this so more glory follows."
Sunday will be the first time the Reds have played at Wembley since the 2018 FA Cup final, which we narrowly lost 1-0 to Chelsea. 

In a stadium steeped in history, Antony is expecting it to be a "special" occasion. 

"I’m really excited," he said. "I was talking to my mates at home about this, it’s going to be my first time there. It’ll be a huge day for me, I can’t wait for this day to come around. 

"Your first final in your first season is always going to be special."

Ahead of the clash with Newcastle, our Brazilian winger wants the fans to know how much he appreciates their unrelenting support.

"I’d like to say to them [the fans] to keep on supporting us and believing in us. Obviously our fans never give anything less than 100% in all of our games, they’re always there for us.

"They need to keep at this as it's really important for us to feed off their energy and have them there. When we're on the pitch we feel like we've got an extra gear, so we want them to keep believing in us because we're always fighting for them."