Manchester United has announced that their beleaguered winger, Anthony Dos Santos, is on the verge of returning to training and will soon be available for selection. The Brazilian striker had faced troubling allegations of violent abuse involving his partner, which had kept him away from the football pitch for the past three weeks.
The last time Dos Santos graced the field in a Manchester United jersey was during their 3-1 away loss to Arsenal. Since then, he had been entangled in a legal battle, having pleaded not guilty to the serious allegations leveled against him. Just two days ago, he flew back to Manchester to face questioning from the police.
In a surprising move, the club has decided to clear Dos Santos to resume training while the police investigation continues. A statement posted on the club’s website reads: “Since allegations were first made in June, Antony has cooperated with police inquiries in both 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 will be kept under review pending further developments in the case.”
The statement further emphasized the club’s stance on 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.”
As Dos Santos prepares to make his return to the team, Manchester United supporters will be watching closely as the situation unfolds. It remains to be seen how this development will impact both the player’s career and the club’s performance on the field.
In the midst of this controversy, Manchester United is set to host Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday, and all eyes will be on Dos Santos as he steps back into the spotlight, with questions lingering about his future in football.
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