Following charges of abuse, which the Brazilian forward Antony denies, Man United has issued a new statement on him.
There will be a delay in Antony’s return to Manchester United training until further notice so that he may respond to the abuse claims.
Although Antony has refuted all of the claims of abuse made against him in the Brazilian media, the decision has been made to postpone his return to training.
The club acknowledged the accusations made against Antony, according to a statement issued on Sunday. On Monday, players who haven’t played in any international games are expected back at practice.
But Antony has decided to postpone his return until further notice so he can respond to the accusations.
“As a club, we strongly reject acts of abuse and violence. We appreciate the significance of protecting everyone involved in this scenario and the effect that these claims have on abuse survivors.
It is believed that Richard Arnold decided to postpone Antony’s return to training after speaking with Erik ten Hag.
The club also feels that the choice shows how seriously they are treating the accusations. Antony has not been detained or charged despite his vehement denial of the allegations.
“I have agreed with Manchester United to take a leave of absence while I investigate the claims made against me,” Antony stated. This was a joint decision to avoid upsetting my teammates and causing the club needless trouble.
“I want to stress that I am innocent of the charges against me, and I promise to work closely with the authorities to find the truth. I’m eager to start playing again as soon as possible.