Manchester United star dropped from Brazil squad amid police investigations

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Manchester United winger Antony has been dropped by the Brazilian national team after new abuse allegations were made against him by his ex-girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin, according to a report on Daily Mail.

Cavallin has accused Antony of physically attacking her while she was pregnant, left her with cuts and threatened to throw her out of a speeding car.

The 23-year-old winger issued a statement denying the accusations on Monday night, but Brazil dropped him from their squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Peru and called up Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus as a replacement.

The Brazil FA issued a statement saying: “In order to safeguard the alleged victim, the player, the Brazilian national team and the CBF, the organisation informs that Antony has been removed from the Brazilian national team.”

United declined to comment but could now come under pressure to take action having suspended Mason Greenwood for 18 months after he was arrested for attempted rape and assault in January 2022.

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