Manchester United, reeling from the “dating violence” controversy involving Mason Greenwood (Getafe), have ruled winger Anthony Martial out of the squad for the time being following similar allegations .”Anthony has decided to defer his return to the (squad) until further notice in order to pursue the (legal) process in relation to his allegations,” the club said on its website on Tuesday.” The club is against acts of violence and abuse. It is important that all parties involved in this situation are protected.” The ongoing police investigation into Anthony was revealed by Brazilian news portal UOL on 4 April, after his ex-girlfriend revealed that he had been assaulted in a hotel in Manchester, England, in January. Anthony has maintained his innocence on social media, but the Brazilian Football Confederation has initially removed him from its September call-up list for A-matches (games between national teams).His club, Manchester United, also placed him on a non-performance list, making it difficult for him to take the field until he is cleared of any wrongdoing by investigative or judicial authorities. The flanker, who also played for Brazil at last year’s World Cup in Qatar, is said to have been a player that manager Eric Tenhagh had urged the club to sign .In August last year, United paid a record transfer fee of €100 million to bring Anthony from Ajax (Netherlands).He has made four league appearances this season but has yet to score .Earlier, United made a deliberate decision to part ways with Greenwood on 21 March after the 2001-born striker became embroiled in controversy over similar allegations .The scandal erupted last year when a woman who had been in a relationship with Greenwood shared photos of bruised body parts and a voice memo on social media in which she said she was assaulted and forced to have sex with him. Greenwood, who was arrested on charges including attempted rape and assault, almost went to trial, but prosecutors dropped the charges after the alleged victim’s “key witness” suddenly refused to testify, making it difficult to prove her guilt .With the legal troubles behind them, United’s hierarchy pushed for the return of Greenwood, a promising youngster who had been with the club since his youth days, but backed down in the face of a huge backlash from both inside and outside the club .After finishing third last season and returning to the UEFA Champions League (UCL) for the first time in a season, United have struggled at the start of the new campaign amid internal and external turmoil. With two wins and two losses in four games, they sit in 11th place. They’ve scored less than half as many goals (five) as first- and second-place teams 카지노 Manchester City (four) and Tottenham Hotspur (three wins, one draw – over 11 goals).