Women’s Aid said in a statement earlier this week: “We welcome Manchester United’s decision.
“Antony will not be returning to practice or competition until after significant claims of domestic abuse and violence against women have been resolved.
The top priority should always be safety.
Man United has responded to the Antony problem swiftly in an effort to prevent a repeat of the Mason Greenwood crisis.
The club will nevertheless pay the Brazilian winger his full wage as he deals with the charges at home while being placed on leave.