Antony could make Man Utd return against Galatasaray - Ten Hag
Manchester United's Antony

LONDON, United Kingdom, (AFP) – Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has said Antony could return in the Champions League tie at home to Galatasaray on Tuesday amid ongoing police inquiries into allegations of abuse against the Brazil international.

The 23-year-old winger, who strongly denies the accusations, was given a leave of absence by United on September 10.

He returned to England last week and attended a voluntary interview with Greater Manchester Police on Thursday.

He trained last weekend and could now play against Turkish champions Galatasaray at Old Trafford, a month on from his last appearance at Arsenal.

"Antony will be in consideration, but yesterday was his first time back in team training," United manager Ten Hag told a pre-match press conference on Monday.

"We have a final training (session) and then we make a decision, but he will be in consideration, yeah."

Antony is facing several accusations of physical aggression towards his former girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin, who spoke to Brazilian media earlier this month.

The winger has denied those allegations, as well as further assault claims made by two other women.

He has not been arrested or charged in either Brazil or in Britain and he left the voluntary interview, where he presented evidence to support his strenuous denials, without any restrictions.

Ten Hag, asked what Antony's return to the squad said to victims of domestic violence, said: "So, he cooperated fully," having not heard the initial question. "It came out he's not charged, so..."

Antony's fellow forward Jadon Sancho remains sidelined, with full-backs Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia and Sergio Reguilon out injured, while Amad Diallo and Kobbie Mainoo have been unable to feature this season.

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