Manchester United winger Antony was under a lot of pressure coming into this game against Nottingham Forest and the Brazilian forward impressed at Old Trafford.
The former Ajax man had received scrutiny for his poor start to the season and it seemed Antony had something to prove against Steve Cooper’s side.
There were some eyebrows raised when it was announced that Antony would be starting at Old Trafford but he repaid the manager’s faith.
Speaking on BBC’s Match Of The Day, Danny Murphy was full of praise for the 23-year-old winger and believes the United man was very unpredictable against the East Midlands side.
‘I really like that from Antony’
“Antony was running in behind and making different types of runs today,” Murphy said on the flagship BBC show.
“There’s been a lot of discontent with him in the first couple of games, but his end product, picking passes better, he was much more decisive in his play today.
“He (Antony) grew into the game in the second half. There’s been a lot of talk about him being predictable but today was different. I really liked that from Antony today mixing up his play, varying his play.”
The Brazilian could have had a goal of his own if it wasn’t for the outstretched arm of Matt Turner but there were positive signs from the right-winger as his confidence had seemingly taken a hit following a run of poor performances.
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Another player whose confidence had seemingly taken a hit was Marcus Rashford.
The English forward, who was the club’s top goalscorer last season, had struggled in the opening two games.
Rashford was deployed up-front but struggled to get involved as his favoured position was believed to be off the left.
Rashford was back in his favoured position and provided an assist for Christian Eriksen’s first-half goal and won the penalty in the second half to complete the comeback.
Murphy was full of praise for Rashford’s one-on-one ability, he said: “One-on-one he’s very hard to cope with”