Antony credited the teammate who provided the pass for his dream moment, Marcus Rashford, who later went on to score twice himself as the Reds swept aside the Premier League leaders in a thrilling 3-1 win.
He told Man Utd’s website : “Marcus passed the ball to perfection so when it came [to me], there was not much more I had to do,”
“I saw the goalkeeper and the ball just came perfectly to me to place it as I did. I was very happy to just go with my instinct.
“Bruno Fernandes had the ball, I think he shrugged off Gabriel Jesus, and then he touched the ball to Jadon Sancho,
By namechecking two other colleagues, Antony clearly agrees with his manager Erik ten Hag’s assertion that it was a great team goal.
“Bruno Fernandes had the ball, I think he shrugged off Gabriel Jesus, and then he touched the ball to Jadon Sancho,” said our new signing, almost in the style of a match commentator.
“Sancho made the touch to Marcus and I knew he could slip the ball either way. And when Marcus, being a very intelligent player, realised I could make a run, I just took off. He slipped the ball and I took the chance well.”
Antony also said; “To score my first goal and share this moment with the crowd, with a great atmosphere, was brilliant.
“From the moment I stepped on to the pitch, I already had goosebumps because I know how much I wanted to be here and I know how much the crowd wanted this.
“When I saw the ball going in, and the net shaking, I express all my feelings the way I did. Yes, it gave me goosebumps for sure.”
Antony also explained the tiger claws pose he made after scoring the goal.
“It’s a friends thing,” He said.
“So when I score a goal, my friends know what it is, it’s a tiger. They know and that’s how I celebrate.”
You can watch the match highlight below.