Antony has called Cristiano Ronaldo a “giant” of the game, calling it a “honour” to play with the Manchester United star.
The 21-year-old made an impression on Manchester United fans across the world by scoring in his official debut against Arsenal on Sunday.
The Brazilian was a surprise starter for the Red Devils, having only trained with his new teammates twice since moving to Old Trafford for £84 million.
Anthony Elanga lost his starting spot to Antony, but it was Erik ten Hag’s decision to leave Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench that created headlines.
In the hour mark, Ronaldo came on to replace Antony, and the Portugal captain gave United’s new kid a warm welcome as he approached the touchline.
While going off for Ronaldo was not as stunning as scoring on his debut, it was another magnificent moment on an incredible day for the Brazilian.
He couldn’t disguise his delight on social media, dubbing Ronaldo a “giant” of the game.
‘You are a giant,‘ wrote Antony.
‘What an honour Cristiano Ronaldo to play by your side.’