Manchester United Football Club has officially announced that embattled winger, Anthony Dos Santos, is set to return to training in the coming days and will also be made available for selection in upcoming matches.
The Brazilian striker has been under a cloud of controversy recently, as he was alleged to have been involved in a violent dispute with his romantic partner, resulting in his absence from football activities for the past three weeks. Dos Santos last took the field in Manchester United’s 3-1 away loss to Arsenal.
Addressing the allegations, Dos Santos held a recent interview in which he pleaded not guilty to the accusations. Just two days ago, he flew to Manchester to cooperate with the local authorities who were investigating the matter.
In a surprising move, Manchester United has decided to clear Dos Santos to play, despite the ongoing police investigation into the incident. A statement released on the club’s official website stated, “Since the initial allegations were made in June, Antony has been fully cooperative with police inquiries both in Brazil and the UK, and he continues to do so. As Antony’s employer, Manchester United has decided that he will resume training at Carrington and be available for selection while police inquiries proceed. This decision will be kept under review pending further developments in the case.”
Furthermore, the statement emphasized the club’s stance on acts of violence and abuse, stating, “As a club, we condemn acts of violence and abuse. We recognize the importance of safeguarding all those involved in this situation and acknowledge the impact these allegations have on survivors of abuse.”
This development comes ahead of Manchester United’s upcoming match against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday, where Dos Santos’ potential return to the squad will be closely watched by fans and critics alike. The decision to clear him for selection has stirred debate among supporters, with many expressing concerns over the club’s stance on such a sensitive issue. Manchester United faces a delicate balancing act as they navigate this difficult situation involving one of their star players.