Injured Man United Star Antony Spotted Passionately Cheering Stunning Comeback vs Leeds

Injured Man United Star Antony Spotted Passionately Cheering Stunning Comeback vs Leeds

Elijah Odetokun
February 9, 2023 at 1:03 PM
  • Manchester United was made to labour for one point against Leeds United at Old Trafford
  • The Red Devils battled back from two goals down to secure a 2-2 draw against their manager-less rival
  • The Brazilian winger was injured for the game and watched as a fan in the VIP box at the stadium

Manchester United endured a difficult evening in front of their home fans as they were made to battle hard to secure a point against Leeds United, who lined up for the first time after the departure of American manager Jesse Marsch.

The visitors took the lead in 55 seconds of the first half and doubled their advantage a few minutes into the second half. Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho rescued a point for United within eight minutes of each other midway through the second half.

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Antony in action for Manchester United. Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt.
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Erik Ten Hag was without six first-team players, including suspended midfielder Casemiro and injured summer signing Antony, as reported by Manchester Evening News.

Antony cheers teammate at Old Trafford

The Brazilian winger, who followed Ten Hag to England from Ajax for £86m as noted by Sky Sports, was unavailable to play due to injury but was in the VIP box at the stadium.

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He watched as a fan and cheered his teammates on as they played a hard-fought game to secure a point. He uploaded scenes of himself during the match on his Twitter account.

How fans react to Antony's video

The former Ajax star is an avid user of social media, an act which has earned him a reputation as a content creator among the Red Devils fans.

@JoshPinhoUTD wrote:

Oh I missed you so much today! Come back soon. Such an important player to our squad.

@imkatta33 wrote:

Dude made an edit of him watching the match. I've never seen anything like this.

@iam_java wrote:

We can see the passion

@ayesemno wrote:

We missed you. I’ve now realised your importance to the right side of our defence.

Ten Hag sends message to Sancho

Jadon Sancho is Antony's main competitor on the right wing of Manchester United's attack. He has been unavailable since October and recently returned to action.

He scored his first goal since September in the match last night, and Ten Hag sent him a message of support and urged him to keep working so his process won't be disrupted, as Sports Brief earlier reported.

The two players cost the club over £150m and are expected to be the team's mainstay for the next few years, with Sancho being able to play on the left wing.

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