Former Manchester United goalkeeper, Peter Schmeichel, has warned the club’s summer signing, Antony, that it will not be an easy ride for him at the club despite the winger enjoying the perfect start to his Old Trafford career.
Antony, who completed a big-money move from Ajax last week, scored a goal in his Man United debut in Sunday’s Premier League 3-1 win over leaders Arsenal.
The Brazilian found space in Arsenal’s box and swept home Marcus Rashford’s pass before celebrating wildly.
However, Schmeichel was impressed by the 22-year-old’s Man United debut but has urged fans not to put ‘too much pressure on him’ as he expects him to encounter difficulties as he tries to adapt to his new surroundings.
“We spent a lot of money on him and you need to put your faith in the manager a little bit and believe that he knows what he’s bringing in,” Schmeichel said on BBC Radio 5 Live.
“We all know that it’s a very big difference coming from other leagues into the Premier League and, on top of that, having to perform for Manchester United.
“When it’s going well, they get praise and hopefully, Antony can do well in every game. He played well and is grabbing all the headlines today.
“But we don’t want to put too much pressure on him, though and have to let this young man settle in and get used to the Premier League because it’s not going to be an easy ride for him. It’s not an easy ride for anyone coming to this league and especially playing for United.
“We’ve seen it many times before. Let’s enjoy that he played really well and have a laugh at where he celebrated his goal [in front of the Arsenal fans].”