Heartwarming reasons why Man Utd new boy Antony makes an 'L' with his fingers to celebrate | The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED new-boy Antony's "L" goal celebration is something fans can look forward to seeing regularly this season – and there's a heartwarming reason behind it.

The winger's career in England got off to the best possible start as he scored the opening goal in the Red Devils' 3-1 victory over Arsenal on Sunday.

It was the perfect start to life at Old Trafford for the £85m man as he helped Erik ten Hag's side to their fourth consecutive win.

Antony unveiled as many as four goal celebrations after his strike but one fans can look forward to seeing much more of is his "L" gesture.

At Ajax the Brazilian's goals were often followed by him stretching his fingers to make an L shape and holding it up in the air.

The reasons behind the celebration are very touching.


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The 22-year-old does the pose for his son Lisandro and also to pay tribute to a seven-year-old girl.

The girl's name is Larissa and she is currently recovering from cancer.

The United star met her in 2019 while he was at Sao Paulo and they remain in contact.

He even shaved his head in support of the girl and was visiting her regularly.

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Antony had told Dutch newspaper Trouw: "Larissa will always be in my heart, she is a great source of inspiration for me."

The ex-Ajax star was instrumental to United's victory over Arsenal after being thrown straight into the starting line-up from his very first game.

Explaining the decision, ten Hag said: "He knows the style we want to play and what we expect and demand.

"He can be an offensive threat in one on ones, his speed – that makes the choice to play him."

Antony appeared to enjoy the victory as much as any fan and was snapped still celebrating the win hours after the game ended.

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