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While Rashford was fined at Man United, Antony’s lesson in commitment

By Mario Perez

While Rashford was fined at Man United, Antony’s lesson in commitment

The Brazilian hit his rival for the wing with a sensational performance against Newport

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Manchester United’s Brazilian winger Antony dos Santos would have given a sensational step in his race against Marcus Rasford for a position in the Erik Ten Hag’s lineup in the next few games, as the 23-year-old player profited the chance the Dutchman gave him to play against Newport with a sensational performance against the Ironsides in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

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The Brazilian winger, who was on the sidelines during several weeks of September due to his need to solve the personal problems suffered after being accused of sexual violence charges by at least three women, sealed against Newport his personal and professional recovery by showing his best level of football and being crucial in the 2-4 win of the Red Devils in their away game in Rodney Parade.

Antony was crucial to give the lead to Ten Hag’s side with an assist to Bruno Fernandes to opened the scoring for the Mancunian team and the third goal of the visitors to unlock a tough game against the League Two side, which contrasted with the incident lived by Marcus Rashford, who had been banned from the game after having lied to Ten Hag to skip the Friday training session after having been partying in a Belfast nightclub on Thursday night.

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In this sense, while Rashford was sanctioned with a fine of two weeks’ wages worth €650,000 according to the Sun, Antony, his replacement on the wings of the team alongside Garnacho, started to shine on his minutes on the pitch and regarding Ten Hag was the man taking the Brazilian to Old Trafford, this could have been really bad news for Rashford.

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