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Antony absolutely snatched Ivan Perisic's soul with outrageous piece of skill

Josh Lawless

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Antony absolutely snatched Ivan Perisic's soul with outrageous piece of skill

Antony sent Ivan Perisic back to professional volleyball in Manchester United's 2-0 win over Spurs on Wednesday night.

United produced arguably their best outing under Erik ten Hag, beating Spurs courtesy of second-half goals from Fred and Bruno Fernandes.

It was a fine response to the dull 0-0 draw with Newcastle on Sunday, the result moving United within one point of the Champions League spots after Chelsea drew with Brentford.

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Antony, an £86 million signing from Ajax in the summer, lined up on the right side of United's front three alongside Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho.

The Brazilian had fans on the edge of their seats all game, with one of his most outrageous moments coming when he rinsed Perisic.

Antony was pressed by both Perisic and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and looked like he might be running into trouble.

However, with a swift change of pace and some gorgeous footwork, he danced past Perisic, who slid in to get the ball and ended up on his backside.

The Croatian international sprinted back in to try and get after Antony but it was too late, the ruining had already happened.

Antony received plenty of praise for his display but the same couldn't be said for Sancho, who many felt "went missing" and "dropped a 2/10" at Old Trafford.

The main pantomime villain, however, was Cristiano Ronaldo. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was an unused substitute for the win and did not feel the need to stick around.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

After seeing Scott McTominay, Anthony Elanga and Christian Eriksen brought on, Ronaldo was spotted walking down the tunnel prior in the 89th minute.

It overshadowed a wonderful night for United. Asked about it on Amazon Prime's coverage, Ten Hag confirmed he did not give Ronaldo permission to leave and said he would "deal with it tomorrow".

Featured Image Credit: Image: Viaplay & Twitter

Topics: Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League, Antony, Ajax

Josh Lawless
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