Manchester United announced on Wednesday that they are “in the final stages” of an internal inquiry before deciding whether Mason Greenwood will return to the team. The Premier League heavyweights have barred the 21-year-old forward from playing for them until January 30, 2022, after photographs and videos of him with a young woman surfaced online and allegations were leveled against him.
Manchester United in ‘final stages’ of Mason Greenwood probe
Greenwood faced criminal allegations, including attempted rape and sexual assault until the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for England and Wales announced that the case had been dismissed in February. According to the CPS, the case against him was withdrawn when key witnesses dropped out, and new material became available.
United continues to ban Greenwood, and the club has abandoned its goal of announce his future beforeof the 2023-2024 Premier League season. When the club announced earlier this month that they would decide on Greenwood after speaking with their women’s World Cup players, like as England’s Mary Earps, Ella Toone, and Katie Zelem, who had helped the national side reach Sunday’s final in Sydney, they received a lot of negative criticism.
United said in a statement on Wednesday that Greenwood’s future at Old Trafford “ultimately rests with the chief executive officer (Richard Arnold).” According to the report, “after all charges against Mason Greenwood were dropped in February 2023, Manchester United looked into the claims made against him very carefully.”