The England striker shown he still has a role to play despite the high-profile purchase of Brazilian winger Antony as Jadon Sancho scored the game’s only goal as Manchester United defeated Leicester 1-0 last night.
In the first half, Sancho scored to give United their third straight Premier League win.
Sancho made a timely contribution, arriving only hours after United announced their £82 million ($94 million) purchase of Antony from Ajax.
The 22-year-old Antony worked with United boss Erik ten Hag at Amsterdam, and it seems that he will be a regular in Sancho’s present position on the right flank.
With his second goal of the year, Sancho did his best to remind Ten Hag of his strengths if he was having second thoughts about keeping his spot.
United improved to fifth position and are now just one point below the top four as Ten Hag starts to show some promise following a disastrous first few months in charge.
United, who were defeated by Brighton and Brentford in their first two games under Ten Hag, have moved off the bottom of the league without ever being fully convincing.
However, Ten Hag will be pleased with his team’s most recent demonstration of passion and tenacity, traits he insisted them exhibit after their 4-0 defeat at Brentford.
Cristiano Ronaldo began on the bench for the third straight game as United made no changes from the 1-0 victory at Southampton last weekend.
The Portuguese star was hoping to leave United before the transfer market closed yesterday, but he was unable to find a buyer prepared to pay the club’s asking price and fulfill his ambition to play in the Champions League.