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Ten Hag confirms return of Man Utd star for Champions League game

Erik ten Hag at Man Utd
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After a month-long absence from Manchester United, Antony will be available for selection in the upcoming Champions League game.

Antony is set to make a comeback for Manchester United in their Champions League clash against Galatasaray.

The Brazilian winger had taken a leave of absence amid allegations of assault made by three women, vehemently denying any wrongdoing.

After returning to the UK, Antony cooperated with the police in their investigation. He was subsequently cleared to resume training with the team.

Now, Erik ten Hag has confirmed Antony’s availability for Tuesday’s Group A match in the Champions League.

“Antony will be in consideration,” the Manchester United manager said in a press conference on Monday.

“Yesterday was his first time back in team training. We have a final training, then we’ll make a decision.”

On the downside, Lisandro Martinez will have more surgery on a metatarsal issue. The defender had an operation in the summer to fix the problem. Yet, upon experiencing discomfort in recent games, he will have to undergo further treatment.

“That’s really sad, disappointing news. He has to go through the same process and I’m really sorry for him,” Ten Hag told MUTV of Martinez.

Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Tyrell Malacia, Donny van de Beek, Kobbie Mainoo, Amad Diallo, and Jadon Sancho are also set to be unavailable.

Another potential absentee is Sergio Reguilon, who missed the club’s open training session on Monday.