Manchester United’s forward, Mason Greenwood, is set to depart from the club through mutual consent, following a comprehensive internal investigation spanning six months into his behavior.
In January 2022, Greenwood faced arrest amidst accusations linked to content that was disseminated on the internet. However, on February 2, 2023, all charges against the 21-year-old English player, which encompassed allegations of attempted rape and assault, were dismissed.
United released an official statement expressing, “Each party involved, including Mason, acknowledges the challenges associated with his resumption of professional pursuits at Manchester United.”
“It has therefore been mutually agreed that it would be most appropriate for him to do so away from Old Trafford, and we will now work with Mason to achieve that outcome.
“Based on the evidence available to us, we have concluded that the material posted online did not provide a full picture and that Mason did not commit the offences in respect of which he was originally charged. That said, as Mason publicly acknowledges today, he has made mistakes which he is taking responsibility for.”
In a statement, Greenwood accepted he had “made mistakes” and took his “share of responsibility”, but added: “I did not do the things I was accused of.”
He said: “Today’s decision has been part of a collaborative process between Manchester United, my family and me. The best decision for us all is for me to continue my football career away from Old Trafford, where my presence will not be a distraction for the club. I thank the club for their support since I joined aged seven. There will always be a part of me which is United.
“I am enormously grateful to my family and all my loved ones for their support, and it is now for me to repay the trust those around me have shown. I intend to be a better footballer, but most importantly a good father, a better person, and to use my talents in a positive way on and off the pitch.”
Initially, an announcement Greenwood’s future was anticipated ahead of Manchester United’s inaugural Premier League fixture against Wolves, scheduled for August 14th.