Man Utd star Antony has already broken a record - despite playing just three Premier League games

Man Utd star Antony has already broken a record - despite playing just three Premier League games

Manchester United summer signing Antony has already broken a record, despite only joining the club a matter of weeks ago. After contributing a goal in United’s 2-1 victory over Everton on Sunday evening, Antony has now scored in all of his first three Premier League matches.

The Brazilian winger is the first-ever United player to manage such a feat, and early signs suggest the hefty £86 million fee paid to Ajax might not be as unreasonable as a lot of people first thought.

Antony has been key in United’s early season resurgence under Erik ten Hag - netting a goal in every 79 minutes of league action. After the Dutch manager lost his first two top-flight games in charge - against Brighton and Brentford - fans were fearful, but United have undergone somewhat of a resurgence since then.

Antony has become the first Manchester United player to ever score in their first three Premier League matches - averaging a goal every 79 minutes of action.

The Red Devils have won five of their last six Premier League fixtures, with the only defeat in that period coming against local rivals Manchester City in a 6-3 thriller at the Etihad. Despite starting the campaign poorly, United are just one point outside the top four, and with a game in hand to a few of the clubs above them.

Antony wasn’t the only player to reach a milestone on the weekend, as United striker Cristiano Ronaldo further cemented his legendary status at the club and in football as a whole. Ending this season’s goalless streak in the league, the 37-year-old scored his 700th club career goal.

The Portuguese icon’s strike against Everton means he has now netted 144 goals in total for United, in 340 appearances across two spells. A more substantial 450 came in 438 games for Real Madrid, whereas another 101 were scored at Juventus. The first five of his career were at Sporting Lisbon, as a teenager.