- Antony accused by former girlfriend of threats to kill her
- Winger says he is ‘innocent of the accusations’
Manchester United are under pressure to drop the £84m forward Antony after Brazil withdrew the footballer from their latest squad following serious allegations – made by his former girlfriend, Gabriela Cavallin – of physical assault and the claim that the player threatened to kill her and attacked her with a glass.
The Brazilian website UOL reported the accusations – which Antony called “false” – on Monday, a fortnight after Mason Greenwood was forced to leave Manchester United despite rape charges against him being dropped. Brazil’s Seleção will now prepare for their World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Peru without Antony.
Written by Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/sep/04/manchester-united-and-brazil-face-calls-to-drop-antony-after-assault-allegations under the title “Manchester United under pressure after Brazil drop Antony over assault claims”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.