Manchester United forward Antony skinned Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli with an outrageous piece of skill in Brazil’s latest World Cup training session.
United’s number 21 looks set to make his first World Cup start in the Selecao’s final Group G game against Cameroon tomorrow.
Tite’s men have already qualified for the last-16 with a game to spare after beating European nations Serbia and Switzerland.
With Juventus left-back Alex Sandro ruled out of the game against the Africans, Manchester United loanee Alex Telles is also expected to come into the side and making his first World Cup start.
Manchester United star Antony skins Gabriel Martinelli in Brazil training
Antony has come off the bench in Brazil’s opening two World Cup games and he’ll no doubt be looking to stamp his imprint on the tournament with an eye-catching performance tomorrow evening.
Judging by his confidence in Brazil’s latest training session, the former Ajax starlet looks raring to go ahead of the clash against Les Lions Indomitables.
It was Arsenal’s Martinelli who was on the receiving end of an elastico from Antony, but Martinelli’s Gunners teammate Gabriel Jesus couldn’t convert Antony’s cutback.
With Barcelona’s Raphinha currently Tite’s first-choice option on the right over Antony, the former Sau Paulo youngster will be eager to impress.
Despite receiving criticism from United legends such as Paul Scholes for not playing simpler and choosing to use his trademark 360 spin skill at the wrong time, Antony is likely to bring all the flicks and tricks to tomorrow’s game.
The 13-time Brazil international hasn’t started a game since coming off at half-time against Sheriff Tiraspol at the end of October, which was the game he was heavily criticised for by Scholes after producing a double 360 spin before his attempted pass to Casemiro after the skill went out for a goal kick.