Anthony is back at Carrington.
Manchester United officially announced Anthony’s return to training on the club’s website on Monday. “Since the allegations were made in June, Anthony has cooperated with police investigations in both Brazil and the United Kingdom and continues to do so. The club has decided to allow Anthony to resume training and play while the police investigation is ongoing.”
He returns to training in about 20 days. On September 10, when the A-Match was in full swing, United said: “Players who did not participate in the A-Match will return on Monday. However, Anthony has agreed to defer his return until further notice to allow for proceedings relating to the allegations. The club is opposed to acts of violence and abuse. It recognizes the importance of protecting all those involved in this situation. We also recognize the impact any allegations may have on the victims,” the club said in a statement. Back in England, Anthony is cooperating with the police investigation and will return to training.
Anthony made his professional debut after growing up in São Paulo. In the 2019 season, he showed his potential with 10 offensive points (4 goals, 6 assists) in 29 Brazilian Serie A games.
A move to Europe was inevitable. Ajax, dubbed as the next big thing, quickly got in touch with Anthony and he arrived in the Netherlands for a transfer fee of €15.75 million. He didn’t need an adjustment period. In the 2020-21 season, he showed off his razor-sharp side, racking up 20 attacking points (10 goals and 10 assists) in all competitions, including the Dutch Eredivisie, KNVB Baker (Dutch FA Cup), and UEFA Champions League (UCL).
Anthony has been linked with United. He was approached by manager Erik ten Haag, who had a priestly relationship with him at Ajax. At the time, Ajax demanded a huge amount of money for the player, as they had lost Sebastien Haller, Lysandro Martinez, Ryan Hrabenberg, and Nicolas Tagliafico. In the end, the Red Devils spent €95 million to sign the player.
Despite arriving at Old Trafford, the ‘Theater of Dreams’, Anthony struggled to adapt to the Premier League (PL). Not only did he suffer from nagging injuries, but his chemistry with his teammates on the pitch was far from perfect. His poor dribbling and decision-making were not worth the nearly €100 million transfer fee. 메이저사이트