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Antony decided to bring some ‘Joga Bonito’ entertainment to Stamford Bridge on Saturday night, although his trademark ‘360 spin’ didn’t exactly go down well with Chelsea fans.

The Brazilian forward, who joined Manchester United in a £85 million deal from Ajax this summer, has made a promising start to life at Old Trafford.

Of course, we’re only 11 games into the campaign but Antony has impressed. He became the club’s first player to score in his first three Premier League games after goals against Arsenal, Manchester City and Everton.

And he continued to cause problems from out wide on Saturday afternoon.

The 22-year-old was heavily involved in the action throughout as a last-minute header from Casemiro – made far better with Peter Drury’s commentary – sealed a point for United, who dominated in large spells at the Bridge.

Antony even managed to rile up players, and fans, with some good old fashioned ‘sh*thousery’ in the second-half.

Firstly, after receiving a pass from man-of-the-match contender Casemiro in midfield, the 22-year-old performed his trademark ‘360 spin’ skill move as Chelsea full-back Ben Chilwell stood a few yards away.

You can see that fan footage below.

Then, after Casemiro’s stoppage-time equaliser, the Brazilian celebrated in front of a distraught Jorginho.

There are suggestions Antony didn’t like how Jorginho celebrated the opener at Stamford Bridge and as a result, he sprinted over to the Italian midfielder before shouting in his face.

Jorginho, meanwhile, was partially at fault for United’s equaliser having fouled Anthony Elanga moments before.

Not everyone is a big fan of Antony, however.

Earlier this month, Manchester United legend Paul Scholes pulled no punches as he ripped into the forward following the club’s Europa League scare against Omonia Nicosia.

In his post-match interview, Erik ten Hag said his side were ‘too static’ in the first-half.

And former England international Scholes agreed by highlighting the performances of both Antony and Jadon Sancho.

“He was right about the wingers being static,” the ex-United man said on BT Sport. “Sancho never really runs in behind. He needs a fast left-back really or a centre forward to link up with and he hasn’t really got that at the moment.”

Scholes added: “Antony on the other side as well, he doesn’t run in behind. He seems to be a bit of a one-trick pony.

“He’s always cutting inside and either passing back to the full-back or having a shot. You’re thinking he needs to develop a little bit. It’s still early days for him, we know that.”

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