According to a statement released by Manchester United on Friday, the club’s winger Antony will return to training on Monday and will be ready for selection while cooperating with police investigations into claims of aggression against women.
The international football player from Brazil, who categorically rejects the allegations, was granted a leave of absence by United on 10 September.
He arrived back in England earlier this week and met with officers from the Greater Manchester Police Department on Thursday for a voluntary interview.
United has stated that the 23-year-old will resume training with the intention of returning to Erik ten Hag’s side; however, he will not be participating in their Premier League match against Crystal Palace this coming Saturday.
According to a statement released by United, “Since the allegations were first made in June, Antony has cooperated 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 will be available for selection while police enquiries continue. This decision was made while the investigation was ongoing.
In the event that new information on the case emerges, this matter will be revisited.
“As a club, we strongly oppose any kind of physical or verbal abuse. We understand how important it is to ensure the safety of everyone involved in this situation, and we are aware of the effect these claims have on those who have survived abuse.
According to statements made by Gabriela Cavallin to the Brazilian media earlier this month, Antony is being investigated for many allegations of physically assaulting his ex-girlfriend Gabriela.
The winger has rejected those charges, in addition to other assault claims that were made by two other women.
He has not been detained or prosecuted in either Brazil or Britain, and he left the voluntary interview, during which he offered evidence to back his adamant denials, free from any constraints. Neither country has taken any action against him.
Last year, Antony moved to Manchester United from Ajax for an initial cost of 95 million euros, which is equivalent to 101 million dollars.
He has not been able to produce consistently, only tallying eight goals in a total of 48 games played.