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Police investigations could derail Man United plans to sell Antony this summer

Manchester United have earmarked Brazilian attacker Antony as one of the numerous underperforming stars they need to sell this summer, but those plans have hit a stumbling block.

According to the Telegraph, police investigations into assault allegations levelled against him by three women, including his former girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin, could scupper any transfer moves. 

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and Sao Paulo Civil Police are still investigating the case against Antony, which may be a major obstacle to any transfer.

Unless the case is cleared or the charges are dropped, interested parties will not be keen on signing a player with such a cloud hanging over his head.

Antony could stay at Man United beyond this summer. It depends on the future of manager Erik ten Hag. The Dutchman pushed to sign the 24-year-old.

Despite shelling out around £85 million to Ajax for his services, Antony’s time at Old Trafford has been disappointing, with many people feeling that the club needs a higher calibre player on the right wing.

However, if the incoming INEOS executives decide to keep Ten Hag, the manager could give him another chance to prove his worth. 

Ten Hag may have run out of patience with Antony and could sanction a sale. He has not started a Premier League match since the turn of the year.

Antony’s poor form makes for grim reading. The former Ajax attacker has zero goals or assists in 22 league games.#

Academy graduates Alejandro Garnacho and Omari Forson have overtaken him. Amad Diallo is also a contender for his spot.

Finding a buyer for Antony was already challenging due to his poor form, but the ongoing investigation has further complicated the situation.

It is unclear what the future holds for the player. Only time will tell whether United manage to offload him or he stays and improves.