Antony grateful to United team-mate

Saturday 23 March 2024 09:00

Manchester United winger Antony has hailed the support of team-mate Diogo Dalot in recent weeks, admitting our defender has helped him through a tough period.

Our no.21 came off the bench to net a wonderful equaliser against Liverpool in our 4-3 Emirates FA Cup success, tucking the ball past Caoimhin Kelleher to force extra-time in the tie.

Having been made to wait patiently for his chance in recent weeks, Antony showed his professionalism as he also operated at full-back for the final stages against Jurgen Klopp's side.

The former Ajax man has revealed that Dalot has been there to offer vital support, as of late, when most needed.
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"I'm very grateful to God and to a friend I talk to a lot," said Antony.

"Diogo Dalot is more than a friend to me, he's a guy who helps me every day at the club.

"We have a phrase that we always say to each other: the patient guy is unbeatable.

"We always talk about it. So I'm very grateful to him for his advice, for the moments we had together talking. He's a guy who's helped me a lot."
Returning to make quite the impact in netting his second goal of the season against our fiercest rivals, Antony will hope to kick on as we approach a crucial part in the campaign.

With an FA Cup semi-final to play, against Coventry City, and the race for a top-four spot still on, Antony also added how he knew something special was brewing ahead of our crucial clash against the Merseysiders.
"Before the game, I told Diogo that I felt something different," said Antony.

"I felt something good. I felt I was going to score today, so I'm very happy about that.
"With regard to Dalot, as I said, he's my best friend here at the club.

"He's a guy we're always talking to, he's always advising me and his mentality is out of the ordinary."