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Antony responds to Manchester United win at Aston Villa after surprise Erik ten Hag decision

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Antony went unused for Manchester United during their dramatic 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon, but the Brazil forward was delighted to see teammate Rasmus Hojlund do the business.

Hojlund netted for a fifth Premier League game in succession to well and truly put his early-season struggles to one side. United splashed out £72million on Hojlund this summer.

He was, effectively, signed as a delayed replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo after the five-time Ballon d'Or winner departed under controversial circumstances.

Goals were at a premium for the Denmark striker in his early domestic outings. However, after belatedly opening his Premier League account on Boxing Day - incidentally against Villa - the 21-year-old continued his brilliant form with the opener at Villa Park as United boosted their revived top-four charge. ALSO READ: United have £496m blueprint for Old Trafford ALSO READ: Player ratings after dramatic win against Villa Douglas Luiz, Antony's international teammate for Brazil, looked to have earned Villa a share of the spoils before substitute Scott McTominay won it for United in the dying embers.

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