Manchester United winger Antony has been removed from the Brazil national team squad amidst domestic abuse allegations.

The Brazil FA released a statement on Monday announcing that they were removing the Man Utd wideman from their squad ahead of the international break.

“In order to safeguard the alleged victim, the player, the Brazilian national team and the CBF, the organization informs that Antony has been removed from the Brazilian national team,” the statement read.

Antony has been replaced by Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus for the matches against Bolivia and Peru.

Antony is under investigation from Greater Manchester Police amidst domestic abuse allegations from his ex-girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin.

Having previously issued a statement in June branding the allegations as false, Antony took to social media on Monday to once again deny having committed domestic violence.

What did Antony say?

Antony’s statement reads: “I can say with confidence that accusations are false and that the evidence already produced show that I am innocent of the accusations made.

“My relationship with Ms Gabriela was tumultuous, with verbal offences from both sides, but I never practiced any physical aggression.

“I trust that the ongoing police investigations will demonstrate the truth about my innocence.”

Man Utd have declined to comment on these recent developments.

Antony joined Man Utd for €100 million from Ajax in the summer of 2022 and has largely struggled to pay back that price tag so far.

He has been heavily criticised by fans for his performances, and he once again disappointed on Sunday during the 3-1 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates.

Man Utd have had a difficult start to the season on and off the pitch, winning two and losing two of their opening four games of the Premier League season.

By Lylla

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