Antony of Manchester United to Cooperate with Police in Domestic Violence Case
Manchester United’s winger, Antony, is expected to cooperate with the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) following his return to England from Brazil in the wake of a domestic violence scandal.
The 23-year-old Brazilian international has expressed his willingness to provide his phone to aid the GMP’s ongoing investigation into the allegations made against him.
Allegations and Disputes
The domestic violence allegations stem from Antony’s former partner, Gabriela Cavallin, who made claims of abuse through the Brazilian news outlet UOL.
Antony has contested these allegations. According to Cavallin, Antony assaulted her with a headbutt in a Manchester hotel room on January 15, resulting in a head injury that required medical attention. Additionally, she asserted that Antony damaged her silicone breast implant, necessitating corrective surgery.
In addition to Gabriela Cavallin’s allegations, two other Brazilian women, Rayssa de Freitas and Ingrid Lana, have come forward, claiming that Antony physically assaulted them.
These serious accusations have prompted Manchester United to take the matter seriously and grant Antony paid leave to address the ongoing scandal.
Return to the United Kingdom
Antony, who had been in Brazil for international duty, was removed from the national team amid the widespread attention surrounding the allegations. It is anticipated that he will return to the United Kingdom before the year’s end.
The GMP reportedly expects his arrival and will continue their investigation into the matter.
Background and Career
Antony joined Manchester United from Ajax on August 30, 2023, in a high-profile transfer worth €95 million.
Since joining the club, the Brazilian winger has made 48 appearances in various competitions, scoring eight goals and providing three assists.
His contract with Manchester United is set to expire on June 30, 2027. The domestic violence scandal has cast a shadow over his promising career, and the outcome of the investigation will likely have significant implications for his future.Read More On The Topic On TDPel Media