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'Until further notice': Manchester United put Antony on leave of absence after assault allegations

Manchester United winger Antony has agreed to delay his return to the club "to address allegations" of assault made against him.

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First Published Sep 10, 2023, 5:42 PM IST

Manchester United winger Antony has opted to postpone his return to the club to deal with accusations of assault made against him, delaying his return to training after being omitted from Brazil's World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Peru.

Antony has refuted all allegations, and both he and the club have agreed to extend his absence until the issue is addressed.

"Manchester United acknowledges the allegations made against Antony," said a club 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," it added.

"As a club we condemn acts of violence and abuse. We recognise the importance of safeguarding all those involved in this situation, and acknowledge the impact these allegations have on survivors of abuse," the club said.

Antony appeared on Brazilian TV on Friday, saying "I never attacked any woman" and added that "the truth will come out".

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