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Ronaldo delighted at Antony’s scoring debut for Man United 



Ronaldo was seen applauding Antony for his debut goal (Image: Sky Sports)

Restless Cristiano Ronaldo was spotted on television as he reacted to the Manchester United’s opening goal on Sunday against Arsenal.

He was elated  put the Red Devils 1-0 up. The 22-year-old winger slotted home against the run of play after completing his £85million transfer from Ajax four days ago. Erik ten Hag‘s star signing was thrown straight in against the Gunners and got off to a perfect start when he guided home in the first half.

Television cameras then panned to Ronaldo, who was seen applauding Antony’s goal from the United bench.

Antony scored on his Man Utd debut against Arsenal ( Image: Getty Images)

The Red Devils’ opening goal came after Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli thought he’d broken the deadlock in the 11th minute, but Martin Odegaard‘s challenge on Christian Eriksen was deemed to be a foul by VAR. Referee Paul Tierney needed to watch a replay multiple times on the pitch-side monitor, as Mikel Arteta‘s men were left dismayed by the decision.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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