Erik ten Hag confirms Antony’s return to the squad for their Champions League match against Galatasaray
Antony spotted in the Manchester United training ahead of the UCL clash.
Erik Ten Hag and Antony. (Source: ESPN)
Manchester United boss, Erik ten Hag has finally confirmed the return of Antony ahead of the Champions League clash against Galatasaray. The game is scheduled to be held on 3rd October, Tuesday. The Brazilian winger has been absent from the squad for a while because of the multiple accusations of abuse and assault against him.
Antony was also not included in the last Premier League game’s squad when Manchester United faced defeat against Crystal Palace. However, Erik ten Hag‘s latest statements confirmed the presence of the Brazilian winger in the squad. However, it is yet to be seen how the fanbase took his return after all the accusations.
The allegations of abuse and s*xual assault made against him by his ex-girlfriend, Gabriela Cavallin, were made against him. The temporary situation cast doubt on Antony’s future at the Old Trafford. But, the recent news of Erik ten Hag’s decision to include him in the squad is indicative of how highly the Dutchman rates him.
In the latest press conference, Manchester United’s gaffer said, “Antony will be considered to play tomorrow. Yesterday was the first time he participated in team training. It’s good news to have Antony back.”
Some fans eagerly await his return because of shortages due to the injuries. However, others don’t want their club linked to someone they consider an “assaulter.” As they’ve mentioned before regarding the Brazilian.
Antony spotted in a training session with Manchester United teammates
Antony has made significant headlines all over social media as he was seen training back with his Manchester United. The players were training ahead of the UEFA Champions League group stage match against Galatasaray.
The 23-year-old’s return to the pitch marks an important squad update at Old Trafford after facing a turbulent phase with the club. As of now, Antony will be focused on his gameplay and nurturing his skills for a positive step towards his professional career.
This is an important move for the player and the club. With all the heat around Antony at the moment, one can argue that is it wise to include him in the squad. Meanwhile, as for the player, well, it could also mean that he takes his mind off of all the accusations. But, for neutrals, it will be interesting to see how this whole thing pans out in the coming days.
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