Antony’s ex Gabriela Cavallin shares statement after Man Utd say he won’t return to training ‘until further notice’
GABRIELA Cavallin has released a statement just hours after Manchester United announced that her ex Antony won’t return to training anytime soon.
The £85million winger is currently being investigated by cops in both Manchester and Sao Paulo – and was axed from the Brazil national team for their World Cup qualifiers this month.
He strongly denies all allegations against him and vowed to clear his name in a new statement released by the club.
The DJ and influencer, 22, shared a statement by her lawyers on her Instagram stories hours after Manchester United announced Antony’s indefinite leave of absence.
It read: “Gabriela Cavallin’s defence, in view of the facts and evidence that became public knowledge on this date, regarding the repeated episodes of aggression suffered by her, informs that she trusts in the serious and competent investigation of the Civil Police of Sao Paulo, and equally of the Police of Manchester/UK, and hopes that, once completed, the aggressor will be prosecuted and punished for the crimes he committed.”
United’s players who were not involved in the internationals were due to return to Carrington on Monday – but Antony has been granted an indefinite leave of absence.
Club sources insist he has not been suspended and will remain on full pay during his time away from Old Trafford.
They believe the move reflects how seriously the club are taking the allegations and they will continue to review the situation.
Cavallin led calls for the £85million player to be dropped from the squad in an exclusive interview today with The Sun on Sunday.
The club had been facing increasing pressure to take action on Antony, especially after the controversy surrounding Mason Greenwood.
In a statement, Antony said: “I have agreed with Manchester United to take a period of absence while I address the allegations made against me.
“This was a mutual decision to avoid distraction to my teammates and unnecessary controversy for the club.
“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.”
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