Manchester United winger Antony breaks silence with overnight interview after abuse allegations

The winger has been the subject of several allegations from Gabriela Cavallin, who spoke with Brazilian website UOL on Monday detailing the claims, which include photographs and screenshots of messages. The influencer and DJ&aposs allegations are under investigation by Greater Manchester Police and police in Brazil.

United released a statement on Wednesday acknowledging the claim and saying that they were awaiting further information. The statement said: “Manchester United acknowledges the allegations made against Antony and notes that the Police are conducting enquiries. Pending further information, the club will be making no further comments. As a club we are taking this matter seriously, with consideration of the impact of these allegations and subsequent reporting will have on survivors of abuse.”

Then, on Thursday, two more women came forward with allegations of abuse in the Brazilian media. Antony denies any wrongdoing.

Antony was withdrawn from the Brazil national team for their matches against Bolivia and Peru, and in a tearful interview back in his home country, the winger said: “It&aposs [his future] something that doesn&apost cross my mind. I know the truth and it will come out.

“I know many are butchering me, but the truth always comes out. United are on top of the whole inquiry. They&aposre following up and they&aposre going to keep up.”

Antony also spoke out against domestic violence in general, vowing to clear his name.

“I don&apost support this ever,” he said. “It&aposs totally wrong, 100 per cent wrong. I have a mother, a sister, and I would never want this to happen to them.

“I&aposm 100 per cent sure I&aposve never touched a woman, and I&aposll come up with the evidence. People will see the truth. I have never assaulted and I will never assault. I&aposm sure I&aposve never committed physical violence.

“Anyone who has been with me since I was little, when I had nothing, knows my character and how much I sweated to get here.