Manchester United confirm Antony will return to training following assault allegations
He has been away from the rest of the squad for nearly three weeks.
Manchester United winger Antony is heading back to training amid his multiple assault allegations.
The 23-year-old Brazilian and Man United mutually agreed that he would take time away from the club while the investigation was ongoing earlier this month but has now been green-lit to return to Carrington and first-team training.
Antony‘s case is still ongoing, with a total of three women coming out to accuse him of domestic abuse — chiefly, his ex-girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin, who was first to raise concerns surrounding his alleged behaviour — but his cooperation through the investigation has led them to revise their position.
Issuing an update on Friday morning confirming that the forward with be brought back into the fold until the situation is resolved.
A club statement reads as follows: “Since allegations were first made in June, Antony has co-operated with police inquiries in both Brazil and the UK, and he continues to do so.
“As Antony’s employer, Manchester United has decided that he will resume training at Carrington, and be available for selection, while police inquiries proceed. This will be kept under review pending further developments in the case.
“As a club, we condemn acts of violence and abuse. We recognise the importance of safeguarding all those involved in this situation, and acknowledge the impact these allegations have on survivors of abuse.”
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With Antony having denied the claims throughout and one woman reportedly having withdrawn her complaint against him, the United star and Brazil international was also spotted heading into a Manchester police station on Thursday afternoon.
Erik ten Hag‘s side plays their second game against Crystal Palace in less than a week after beating them 3-0 in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday and while it is not thought Antony will be brought straight back into the team, he will be available for selection moving forward.
United currently sit ninth in the Premier League with three wins and three losses to their name.
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