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Antony agrees on sabbatical from Manchester United following assault charges

Antony agrees on sabbatical from Manchester United following assault charges

Antony has agreed to take some time off from Manchester United, as revealed by the Premier League club in the aftermath of assault charges.

Antony will not be returning to Manchester United right away. The Premier League club said on Sunday that the Brazil striker is addressing assault claims against him.

“Manchester United acknowledges the allegations made against Antony,” the club said in a brief statement.

“Players who have not participated in international matches are due back in training on Monday. However, it has been agreed with Antony that he will delay his return until further notice in order to address the allegations.”

Antony was left out of Brazil’s squad for two World Cup qualifiers. It comes as police investigate charges made by his ex-girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin. Antony has categorically denied any wrongdoing.

“I have agreed with Manchester United to take a period of absence while I address the allegations made against me,” the player wrote in a post on Instagram. “This was a mutual decision to avoid distraction to my teammates and unnecessary controversy for the club.

Antony agrees on taking a  sabbatical from Manchester United as announced by the Premier League club following assault charges

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“I want to reiterate my innocence of the things I have been accused of, and I will fully cooperate with the police to help them reach the truth, I look forward to returning to play as soon as possible.”

Both Brazil and Greater Manchester Police are investigating the allegations. Two more women have since come forward to claim they were physically assaulted by Antony. He has not been arrested or charged and has denied those claims as well.

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