Man United’s talented forward, Mason Greenwood, is set to part ways with the club through mutual agreement following an extensive six-month internal inquiry into his behavior.
In January 2022, Man United suspended 21-year-old Mason Greenwood following serious charges of rape and assault. However, in February, all charges against him were dropped due to a combination of key witnesses withdrawing their statements, the emergence of new evidence, and prosecutors acknowledging a lack of a realistic prospect of conviction.
In a statement released by Manchester United;
“All those involved, including Mason, recognise the difficulties with him recommencing his career 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.”
Greenwood added in a statement;
“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.”