Antony has expressed the great respect he has for new Manchester United team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo and pledged to learn as much as he can from the iconic Portugal international.
The Brazilian new boy made way for our no.7 after marking his Premier League debut against Arsenal with the opening goal in the 3-1 victory last weekend and admits it is such a pleasure to be working with a player he describes as the best in the world.
During an exclusive interview with club media, before the Europa League tie with Real Sociedad, Antony was asked about the attacking line-up he is joining at Old Trafford and spoke about his excitement at adding to the armoury at Erik ten Hag’s disposal for the challenges ahead.
“I’ve come to help my team-mates,” he told us in an exclusive interview. “Regardless of age, there’s immense talent in all the players.
“Words can’t describe Cristiano, the best in the world. In just a few days, I’ve learnt a lot from him. He has an extraordinary mind and, whenever I talk to him, I take a lot from it.
“I’m sure that we have a strong attack and it’s very promising for the future.”
The South American forward also pledged to continue entertaining the crowd after his positive start to life with the Reds.
“I’ve always done this,” he said, in reference to his skills and tricks. “Not just here but for all the teams I’ve played for.
“I’ve been doing it ever since I was a child. I’ve always done it – it’s one of my characteristics.
“I am adapting and getting used to things here already. Entertaining is something I’ve always liked and I’ll continue doing it.”
After the disappointing defeat on Thursday, the weekend fixture at Crystal Palace has, of course, been postponed as a mark of respect to the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, but Antony will be looking for more game-time soon as he continues the early part of his United career.