Manchester United have today suspended Brazil winger Antony from the club.
The former Ajax winger is being accused of conducting domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend, Rayssa de Freitas, who says she had to seek hospital treatment after being assaulted by Antony and a woman in May 2022.
Manchester United have today released a statement confirming that Antony will be suspended until further notice. “Man United acknowledges the allegations made against Antony. He will delay his return until further notice in order to address the allegations”. As a club, we condemn acts of violence and abuse”. Read the statement.
Antony has responded, saying he will take time away while also reinforcing his innocence. “I have agreed with United to take a period of absence while I address the allegations made against me”. This was a mutual decision”. “I want to reiterate my innocence about the things I have been accused of, and I will fully cooperate with the police”. He said