Mason Greenwood will leave Manchester United after the club’s investigation into the striker was completed.
The 21-year-old, who was arrested in January 2022 on suspicion of a variety of charges including attempted rape. He will not play for the club again and will either be loaned out or his contract will be settled.
The Crown Prosecution Service dismissed the charges in February after significant witnesses withdrew and new information was uncovered.
Greenwood, meanwhile, has not played for United since his detention, and the club has initiated its own investigation. That investigation is now complete. United determined that Greenwood did not commit the offenses for which he was charged, but also determined that it would be best for everyone if his future was away from Old Trafford.
‘All those involved, including Mason, recognize the difficulties with him resuming his career at Manchester United,’ a United spokesperson stated. As a result, it has been mutually agreed that he should do so away from Old Trafford, and we will now work with Mason to achieve that goal.’
Final specifics, according to Mail Sport, are still being worked out. Greenwood will either be loaned out or have his contract sorted. According to sources, he will not play for United again.
Mason Greenwood and Manchester United are no longer together
Greenwood was detained after several gruesome photographs and videos were shared on social media. Later, he was charged with attempted rape, controlling and coercive behavior, and assault causing actual bodily harm.
‘Based on the facts available to us, we have concluded that the material released online did not present a complete picture and that Mason did not commit the offences for which he was originally charged,’ United said in a long statement. ‘However, as Mason publicly admits today, he has committed mistakes for which he accepts responsibility.’
Greenwood stated, “I was raised to know that violence or abuse in any relationship is wrong; I did not do the things I was accused of, and in February I was cleared of all charges.” I accept responsibility for the events that led to the social media post.
‘Today’s decision was made in collaboration with Manchester United, my family, and myself. The greatest option for all of us is for me to continue my football career outside of Old Trafford, where my presence will not be a distraction to the club. I’d want to thank the club for their help since I joined when I was seven years old. There will always be a United part of me.’
The investigation was directed by chief executive Richard Arnold, who was assisted by chief operating officer Collette Roche, the club’s legal counsel Patrick Stewart, communications director Ellie Norman, and Red Devils football director John Murtough.