Manchester United ruled on the accusations of mistreatment by the Brazilian Antony Matheus dos Santos to his ex-girlfriend, assuring that they take this matter “very seriously” and that they are aware of the police investigation.
“Manchester United acknowledges the existing allegations against the South American footballer, and understands that police are conducting an investigation. Pending further information, the club will not comment further on the matter,” United explained in a statement. release in his web page.
“As an institution, we take this matter very seriously, taking into account the impact that these accusations and the subsequent complaint will have on survivors of abuse,” the Manchester club said in the same statement.
Antony was accused by his ex-girlfriend Gabriella Cavallin of hitting him on the head and chest in a Manchester hotel on January 15.
In this sense, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) removed the 23-year-old player to “preserve the alleged victim, the footballer himself” and the squad led by coach Fernando Diniz.
“I can confidently say that the allegations are false and that the evidence I have provided shows that I am innocent,” Antony said in a statement.
“My relationship with Miss Gabriela was tumultuous, with verbal insults from both, but there was never any physical aggression. I trust that the police investigation will show the truth about my innocence, ”added the Brazilian in his official statement.
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