Two more women have come forward alleging they have been assaulted by Manchester United and Brazil winger Antony, according to reports in Brazil.

The 23-year-old is under investigation by Brazilian authorities and Greater Manchester Police after his ex-girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin alleged Antony assaulted her on separate occasions between June 2022 and May this year.

The player, who has been dropped from the Brazil squad for this month’s internationals, has strongly denied the accusations made by Cavallin.

“From the beginning I have handled this issue seriously and respectfully, providing the due clarifications to the police authority,” he said in a statement issued on his social media accounts.

Brazilian outlet Extra reported on Thursday that a woman called Rayssa de Freitas filed a police complaint against Antony on May 20 2022, claiming she needed hospital treatment after being in the former Ajax player’s car with another woman and a hairdresser following a visit to a nightclub in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

A third woman, Ingrid Lana, 33, has also claimed Antony pushed her against a wall and tried to have sex with her when she visited his house in England last October.

In an interview with Record TV, due to be broadcast on Sunday, Lana said: “He tried to have (sexual) relations with me and I didn’t want to.”

The Athletic has contacted Antony’s representatives for comment.

Manchester United declined to comment on the latest allegations against the player they signed for €100million (£85.9m; $107.1m) a year ago but said on Wednesday they were “taking this matter seriously, with consideration of the impact of these allegations and subsequent reporting will have on survivors of abuse.”



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