MANCHESTER UNITED’S seize of Antony shall be of eager curiosity to at least one Premier League star particularly – Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez.
The pair have historical past after clashing in a Champions League spherical of 16 match between Ajax and Benfica earlier this 12 months.
Antony will rely himself VERY fortunate to not be suspended for the second leg! 😳
The winger escaped a crimson card as he directed his head in direction of Darwin Núñez within the remaining minutes of Ajax’s 2-2 draw with Benfica…#UCL pic.twitter.com/NtZARIGhSO
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 23, 2022
Antony headbutted Darwin Nunez throughout a Champions League match earlier this 12 monthsCredit: BT Sport
Antony one way or the other escaped a crimson card for the offenceCredit: BT Sport
With the rating tied at 2-2 the pair tussled for the ball and Antony was left incensed with Nunez after the altercation.
The pair went nose to nose earlier than Antony pushed his head into his opponent – inflicting the Liverpool striker to fall to the ground theatrically.
Antony, 22, escaped with only a yellow card however it was Nunez who had the final chuckle as he scored the winner within the second leg to ship his aspect by way of.
Both gamers should maintain their tempers in examine after they face off within the Premier League.
Nunez, 23, discovered that out the arduous method after receiving a crimson card for headbutting Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen – for which he obtained a three-match suspension.
After the incident team-mate Virgil van Dijk warned the £85million star that he has to “management himself” and study to not react.
Van Dijk stated: “Obviously he was disillusioned and in addition most likely with himself however it’s a studying curve and clearly we’ll all the time again him.
“He’s acquired the backing from us and he is aware of it mustn’t occur once more and hopefully it will likely be that method.
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“He has to regulate himself, positively. I feel that is a separate factor.
“He has to handle himself, he needs to be realizing that this stuff can occur, particularly within the Premier League.”
Erik ten Hag and senior gamers at United will probably offer Antony the identical recommendation after he accomplished his personal £85.5m swap to Old Trafford on Tuesday.
The Brazilian may have a baptism of fireside within the Premier League too as he’s poised to begin towards Arsenal on Sunday.