Ten Hag downplays Antony chances 

-Ikenna Okafor

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag remained cagey about whether new big-money signing Antony would make his debut against Arsenal on Sunday.

The Brazil winger joined from Ajax for an initial fee of £82.1m on Thursday making Antony the fourth most expensive signing in Premier League history, and the most expensive deadline day signing.The 22-year-old put pen to paper on a contract that runs until 2027, with the option of an additional year.Manchester United confirmed Antony will be added to squad against Arsenal but ten Hag kept his cards close to his chest.

“We have to see. Today he did his first training, individual, and then we have two team sessions and we will see for Sunday,” he said after United’s latest win over Leicester.

“Maybe that is too quick to say that (we have turned a corner), we are happy with it, that is sure.

“You can see there is raising a team, a squad raising, they are sticking together.

“They are supporting each other, they fight for each other, they cooperate – that is important – and if you do that you get the right scores and we did that the last three games.

“Now we have to step up further, we have to improve further. Sunday, a really good game, a really good test, so we are looking forward.”

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