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Mason Greenwood to leave Manchester United as club release statement after internal investigation concludes


Mason Greenwood will leave Manchester United, the club have announced.

The forward was suspended by the Red Devils in January 2022 after being arrested on suspicion of rape, assault and making threats to kill.

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Greenwood has not played for United for 19 monthsCredit: Getty

United launched their own internal investigation after the CPS dropped all charges against Greenwood in February 2023.

United have confirmed Greenwood will leave the club, but no decision has been made on whether it will be a loan or if a settlement will be reached over his contract.

The 21-year-old is contracted at Old Trafford until 2025.

A statement read: “Manchester United has concluded its internal investigation into the allegations made against Mason Greenwood.

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“Our process commenced in February 2023, following all charges against Mason being dropped.

“Throughout, we have taken into account the wishes, rights and perspective of the alleged victim along with the club’s standards and values, and sought to collate as much information and context as possible.

“This has required us to proceed with sensitivity and care to obtain evidence not in the public domain, including from those with direct knowledge of the case.

“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.

Greenwood scored 35 goals in 129 games for Man United

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Greenwood scored 35 goals in 129 games for Man UnitedCredit: Getty

“That said, as Mason publicly acknowledges today, he has made mistakes which he is taking responsibility for.

“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.”

A statement from Mason Greenwood said: “I want to start by saying I understand that people will judge me because of what they have seen and heard on social media, and I know people will think the worst.

“I was brought up to know that violence or abuse in any relationship is wrong, I did not do the things I was accused of, and in February I was cleared of all charges.

“However, I fully accept I made mistakes in my relationship, and I take my share of responsibility for the situations which led to the social media post.

Greenwood will now search for a new club to continue his career

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Greenwood will now search for a new club to continue his careerCredit: Getty

“I am learning to understand my responsibilities to set a good example as a professional footballer, and I’m focused on the big responsibility of being a father, as well as a good partner.

“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.”

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Greenwood last played for Man United on January 22, 2022 in a 1-0 win over West Ham.

The last of his 35 goals for the club, in 129 games, came a few days before that in a victory against Brentford.

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