Antony then rewarded their faith immediately, scoring in a 3-1 win over Arsenal on his debut to set pulses racing around Old Trafford.
And he also bagged in a victory over Everton at Goodison Park, while he scored a consolation in the 6-3 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
Since then, however, Antony has often struggled.
The winger had gone 12 matches for club and country without a goal or assist, with some fans fearing they’d landed a dud as a result.
But this was better from the Brazil international, whose early goal gave United lift-off on a difficult night on home turf.
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