Antony has resumed training at Old Trafford, following a period of paid leave amid a series of assault allegations.
The claims were made by his ex-girlfriend, Gabriella Cavallin, a well-known influencer and DJ, as well as two other women earlier this month. The Brazilian international is accused of having committed multiple acts of assault from June 2022 to May 2023.
Cavallin has voiced her thoughts regarding Antony’s return to training. The issued statement from her legal representatives conveys: “Gabriela Cavallin’s attorneys inform that the crimes committed by the player are still being investigated by the Manchester Police and also the Brazilian Police, which is why we believe that he will soon be sent to Court, where he will have to face a trial.
It seems obvious to us that fallacies would be created with the intention of the team bringing him back to training.”
The allegations have been discussed with Greater Manchester Police by Antony, who vehemently denies all accusations leveled against him.
He was noticeably absent from United’s matchday squad in their 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace this Saturday.
Red Devils manager, Erik ten Hag, commented on Antony’s return, pointing to the official statement from the club: “We make the statement so I refer to the statement, everything has been made clear in the statement.”
Ten Hag also dismissed concerns of the situation causing any distraction to the team and asserted that the focus remains on upcoming games.
He confirmed Antony’s return to training and indicated his belief in the player’s fitness to participate.