Gabriela Cavallin has released a statement just hours after Manchester United announced that her ex Antony won’t return to training anytime soon.
The £85million winger is currently being investigated by cops in both Manchester and Sao Paulo – and was axed from the Brazil national team for their World Cup qualifiers this month.
Her statement came just hours after Antony announced he won’t be returning to training with Man Utd.
It read: “Gabriela Cavallin’s defence, in view of the facts and evidence that became public knowledge on this date, regarding the repeated episodes of aggression suffered by her, informs that she trusts in the serious and competent investigation of the Civil Police of Sao Paulo, and equally of the Police of Manchester/UK, and hopes that, once completed, the aggressor will be prosecuted and punished for the crimes he committed.”
United’s players who were not involved in the internationals were due to return to Carrington on Monday – but Antony has been granted an indefinite leave of absence.
Club sources insist he has not been suspended and will remain on full pay during his time away from Old Trafford.
They believe the move reflects how seriously the club are taking the allegations and they will continue to review the situation.
Cavallin led calls for the £85million player to be dropped from the squad in an exclusive interview today with The Sun on Sunday.
The club had been facing increasing pressure to take action on Antony, especially after the controversy surrounding Mason Greenwood.