Mason Greenwood has announced that he will be leaving Manchester United. Following a months-long internal investigation into allegations of attempted rape.
Manchester United striker and England national team player Mason Greenwood will be departing Old Trafford, the Premier League club announced following an internal investigation into allegations of attempted rape.
“All parties involved, including Mason, are aware of the difficulties he would face in continuing his career at Manchester United,” the club stated on Monday.
“As such, we have agreed that the best step for him is to continue his career elsewhere other than Old Trafford, and we will work with Mason to achieve that outcome.”
The 21-year-old forward has been suspended by the Premier League giants since January 30, 2022, over allegations related to a young woman after images and videos were posted online, although criminal charges have been dropped.
Meanwhile, in a statement to the media, Greenwood said that this decision was part of a “collaborative process” between himself, his family, and Manchester United.
“The best decision for all of us is for me to continue my football career elsewhere other than Old Trafford, where my presence will not be a distraction to the club.”
Initially scheduled for trial on November 27, 2023, all criminal charges against him were dropped in February.
“Throughout this process, we have considered the alleged victim’s wishes, rights, and perspectives as well as the club’s standards and values, and sought to gather as much information and context as possible,” Manchester United said.
Greenwood stated that he “did not do what was alleged of him.
However, I fully acknowledge that I made mistakes in my relationships, and I take responsibility for the circumstances that led to the posting of the social media content.
I intend to be a better footballer, but more importantly, to be a better father, a better person, and to use my talents positively both on and off the field,” he added.
Greenwood began his career in the United academy and has made one appearance for the England national team.