Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood has been cleared of charges of attempting rape and assault following the dismissal of those charges. Reports indicated in January 2022 that the 21-year-old was arrested for alleged crimes related to images and videos that his girlfriend posted online.
Following his arrest, he was charged with attempted rape, coercive and controlling behaviour, as well as assault resulting in bodily harm.
In January 2022, Manchester United suspended the forward indefinitely following the allegations, and he was subsequently released on bail. His bail conditions were later violated, and he was arrested for violating them.
According to a statement released on Greenwood’s behalf, he said he was relieved that this matter is now behind him, and he also thanked his family, loved ones and friends for standing by his side.
On its website, Manchester United announced that they note the decision of the Crown Prosecution Service that all charges against Mason Greenwood have been dropped. “The club will now conduct its own process before determining the next steps,” the statement read.
It has been reported that Greenwood will not return to training or play until this process is complete. As Chief Superintendent Michaela Kerr explained, the decision had not been taken “lightly”.
After graduating from the United academy, the Bradford-born player made his senior debut in March 2019 against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, where he hit the ground running. Following that, he earned his one senior international cap for England against Iceland in the Nations League in September 2022.