Manchester United taking matter seriously over Antony abuse claims
Manchester United have finally broken their silence on the allegations of domestic abuse made against their forward Antony, saying they are taking this matter seriously.
Antonys former girlfriend, Gabriela Cavallin, first went public with allegations of domestic abuse against the player in June but it is only after a series of interviews this week that United have said something.
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The 23-year-old, who strongly denies the allegations, was dropped by Brazil for this international window and there was pressure on United to make a statement on the accusations, especially after being heavily criticised for their handling of Mason Greenwood, another player accused of domestic abuse.
In a statement on Wednesday, the club said: Manchester United acknowledges the allegations made against Antony and notes that the police are conducting enquiries. Pending further information, the club will be making no further comments. As a club, we are taking this matter seriously, with consideration of the impact of these allegations and subsequent reporting will have on survivors of abuse.