Manchester United have posted an official statement on their club website regarding the training status of “controversial” player Antony. “Antony has co-operated with police inquiries in Brazil and the UK.” the statement read. Ultimately, the Red Devils have decided to allow the player back at the Carrington training facility, further opening his availability for squad selection, as reported by Fabrizio Romano.
Man Utd Confirm Antony Is Back in Training and Available for Selection
🚨 BREAKING: Antony back to training and available for selection, Manchester United statement confirms.
"Since allegations were first made in June, Antony has co-operated with police inquiries in both Brazil and the UK, and he continues to do so”.
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— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 29, 2023
What United’s Antony Statement Said
The Red Devils admit that the situation surrounding Antony is proceeding. Man Utd mention further in their statement that they “condemn acts of violence and abuse.” Erik ten Hag’s outfit have suffered with the subsequent absence of the 23-year-old both on and off the pitch.
It is the intention of United to preserve the safety of all those who are involved in the ongoing investigation into the allegations made against Antony, which the player denies. No further comments were made regarding the chances of the Brazilian featuring in a Premier League fixture, and the Red Devils ended their statement by saying that they “acknowledge the impact these allegations have on survivors of abuse.”
The Red Devil’s Campaign So Far
Tuesday’s EFL Cup tie victory over Crystal Palace brought much-needed relief to Ten Hag and his squad. United had lost four in a row across all competitions dating back to their previous win against Nottingham Forest over a month ago. Antony’s presence on the wing has been sorely missed.
The upcoming matches for United will be crucial. Ten Hag and his staff will be eager to maintain a positive consistency in performances and results. An upcoming Champions League game against Galatasaray will be vital for the club to recover from the recent defeat to Bayern Munich.