Jan Age Fjortoft predicted Mirco Antenucci's stunning impact for Leeds United on Twitter

Mirco Antenucci

The Norwegian, who used to play for Sheffield United and Barnsley, predicted Antenucci would have an impact.

Leeds United got their new season underway with a 1-1 draw against relegated Burnley at Turf Moor.

It looked like Leeds were going to snatch victory from a tight game, when Italian Mirco Antenucci scored a sublime goal.

The Italian, whose future at the club looked in doubt under former boss Neil Redfearn, netted a fantastic strike.

He curled a ball delectably beyond Tom Heaton in the Burnley goal to bag his first goal of the season.

It was a goal that was pretty much predicted by a former Barnsley player.

Jan Aage Fjortoft played for Swindon Town, Middlesbrough and Leeds' Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United and Barnsley during his five years in English football - gracing the Premier League during his time with Boro and The Tykes.

A Norwegian international, he ended his playing days outside of his homeland in Germany, which led him to a career in German television.

In recent times he has become famous for predicting the Bastian Schweinsteiger and Mesut Ozil moves to the Premier League.

Today, he predicted Antenucci’s impact:

The Italian, who scored 10 goals in 37 appearances last season, would have been worried about his first-team chances after watching Chris Wood and Lee Erwin arrive at the club.

If he can continue to score goals like this, he will be a regular in the Leeds team this season.

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