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Antony wants the Carabao Cup silverware to mark Manchester United’s return to its glory days

Manchester United winger Antony has his sight sets on winning the Carabao Cup against Newcastle United on Sunday.

The Brazilian winger marked his return from an injury with a match-winning goal against Barcelona in the Europa League play-off.

The Red Devils have a great opportunity to end their six-year trophy drought tomorrow and Antony is determined to deliver on that.

Talking to ahead of the final, he said: “When I came here, I said that Manchester United is a huge club and we’re going to put this club back where it belongs – fighting for and winning trophies.

“We know that it’ll be a tough task, but we’re aware of how big we are as a club and how good we are. 

“It’ll be a dream come true, in my first season, if we can win a trophy. I hope that I can keep at this so more glory follows.”

Antony should start in the Carabao Cup final

The winger has missed a few games recently due to an injury, forcing Erik ten Hag to deploy Bruno Fernandes on the right flank.

Fernandes has done well but Antony provides much-needed width which helps United stretch opponents.

Antony’s inclusion will allow Fernandes to shift to his favoured number 10 position where he looks most threatening.

After his all-important strike against Barcelona, the 23-year-old will be high on confidence.

He could be a nuisance for the left-back Dan Burn who is not known for his pace. Antony possesses great speed and his direct style of play can help Man United to exploit the right flank. 

The energy and flair he brings onto the pitch will rigorously test the Newcastle defender.

The final is set to be an intriguing one, considering both teams are on a rise under new managers.

Both clubs are looking to end their barren trophy period. The Magpies have to go back to 1955 for their last domestic silverware.