Manchester United winger Antony hit an impressive milestone which was overshadowed in the wake of Cristiano Ronaldo’s 700th club career goal.

Antony’s equaliser in the win over Everton saw him continue his record of scoring in all three of his first three Manchester United league games.

While he has not scored in any of the three Europa League games he has played, his record in the Premier League is immaculate, with goals against Arsenal, Manchester City and Everton.

He is the first player in the Premier League era to do this, a remarkable achievement considering the many big names to come before him.

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Who was the last United player to score in first three league games

Antony’s record is rare one, with no Manchester United player managing to do it since the Premier League era began in 1992.

To find the last Manchester United player to score in his first three league games for the club, you have to go back to 1972.

According to Sky Sports, the last player to do so for United was Ian Storey-Moore, who was a young signing from Nottingham Forest.

Storey-Moore did not go onto have the career he would have wanted, scoring only 12 times for United in total and suffering an injury which cut short his stint at the club.

The fact no player has equalled his record since, highlights the magnitude of the rare achievement, and puts Antony’s feat in context.

The Brazil international acknowledged on Instagram after the game that he is ‘already making history’ and is proud to contribute to the club.

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