Manchester United acknowledges the new accusations against Antony and delays his return “until further notice”


Manchester United has acknowledged this Sunday the accusations of domestic violence and sexual abuse against the Brazilian Antony and has reported that it will delay his return to the team after the national team break “until further notice.”

“Manchester United recognizes the accusations made against Antony,” the English club said in a statement issued this Sunday. “As a club we condemn acts of violence and abuse. We recognize the importance of protecting everyone involved in this situation and we recognize the impact that these allegations have on survivors of abuse,” he added.

The 23-year-old player was called up by the Brazilian national team earlier this week following accusations of physical assault towards his ex-girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin, which are being investigated by the police and which he denies. On Friday, it was known that two other women had reported him for alleged sexual assault.

United explained that players who have not participated in international matches during the break “must return to training on Monday.” “However, it has been agreed with Antony that he will delay his return until further notice to address the allegations,” he concluded.