'I'm the boss'... Antony explains why his dazzling tricks are so important to how he plays
With Manchester United now expected to hold talks over the signing of Antony, plenty of fans will be checking him out on YouTube.
With his dazzling array of tricks, it’s unlikely you will be left disappointed by the winger’s abilities.
Goal Brasil report Antony’s agents are flying into Europe for talks with Manchester United.
The flamboyant attacker is a crowd-pleaser with end product, who says his trickery is to benefit the team.
‘I’m the boss’
In an interview with De Telegraaf, Antony explained why his approach is important.
He said: “There will always be people who think the tricks are really cool and people who disapprove of them
“I think my actions are functional, because I want to show the opponent that I’m the boss. And often it results in a goal or an assist.
“So I don’t really care what others think. Regardless of the praise or the criticism, I keep my focus.”
Antony’s confidence and self belief is admirable, and he is the type of player who will have Manchester United fans on their feet.
It would be fascinating to see him in the same line-up as Cristiano Ronaldo, a player who was fleet of foot and full of tricks, back in his early years.
Manager Erik ten Hag knows how to channel his qualities in a productive way, so Manchester United fans should not have to worry about how he would adapt to the Premier League.
Manchester United need players with personality, and confidence, and Antony has it in spades.