Manchester United forward Antony under investigation by police amid claims he headbutted and punched ex-girlfriend

Gabriela Cavallin claims she was punched and headbutted by the Brazilian in a hotel in Manchester the day after United&aposs 2-1 win over Manchester City on January 14.

In an interview with Brazilian website UOL, which included screenshots of messages, Cavallin claimed Antony threw a glass cup at her. This incident is alleged to have occurred on May 8, the day after United were beaten by West Ham.

The dates of the alleged incidents range from June 2022 to May 2023. She claims that the first attack came when she was pregnant and that the 23-year-old threatened to throw her out of a moving car.

In June, Cavallin filed a report to the Sao Paulo Civil Police, accusing Antony of &aposdomestic violence, threat and bodily injury&apos. She has also reported the allegations to Greater Manchester Police.

In a statement published by The Telegraph on Monday evening, GMP said: Greater Manchester Police is aware of the allegations made and enquiries remain ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding this report. We will not be commenting any further at this time.

In a statement posted on his official Instagram account on Monday evening, Antony said: “Out of respect for my fans, friends and family I feel obligated to speak publicly about the false accusations I have been a victim of.

“From the beginning I have handled this issue seriously and with respect, providing the due clarifications to the police authority. The police inquest is under cover of justice, and therefore I cannot make its content public.

“However, I can say with confidence that the accusations are false and that the evidence already produced and more to be 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 practised any physical aggression.

“Every time, whether in testimony or in interview, she presents a different version of the accusations.