Brazil drop Manchester United winger after abuse allegations
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The 23-year-old was withdrawn from the squad after “facts became public” that “need to be investigated”.

UOL, a Brazilian news outlet, published allegations made by Antony’s ex-partner on Monday.

The player has denied the allegations, which are being investigated by police in Sao Paulo and Greater Manchester.

Antony said on social media, “I can calmly state that the accusations are false and that the evidence already produced and more evidence to be produced will demonstrate my innocence.”

It is my hope that the ongoing police investigations will prove my innocence.”

In a Manchester hotel room on 15 January, Antony allegedly attacked his former girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin “with a headbutt,” leaving her with a cut head that needed medical attention.

Moreover, she claims she was punched in the chest, resulting in damage to a silicone breast implant.

As Antony said in his statement on Monday, his relationship with his former partner was “tumultuous”, but he “never committed any physical aggression”.

His former girlfriend falsely accused him of domestic violence in a statement he released in June.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said it is aware of the allegations made and that inquiries are ongoing to determine the circumstances surrounding the report.

At this time, we will not be commenting further.”

When contacted by Sport, Manchester United said they had no comment on the matter at the moment.

After a six-month internal investigation, the Premier League club announced last month that forward Mason Greenwood would leave by mutual agreement.

In February, Greenwood was cleared of rape and assault charges. Last week, he joined Getafe on loan.

In the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Peru, Antony will be replaced by Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus.