Manchester United has released a statement indicating that they are in the final stage of determining the future of 21-year-old player, Mason Greenwood.
The forward had been suspended from all training and matches while the club conducted an investigation into allegations of attempted rape, being engaging in controlling and forceful, and causing bodily harm.
The investigation came after the Crown Prosecution Service discontinued its case against Greenwood in February 2023, citing a lack of evidence.
Manchester United’s announcement on January 30, 2022, had revealed that Greenwood would not participate in any club activities until further notice.
The club’s statement released on Wednesday emphasized that they had taken the allegations seriously and carried out an inquiry, using evidence and context that was not publicly available.
They also stated that they had consulted individuals with direct involvement or knowledge of the case.
Manchester United Statement
The full statement read, Following the dropping of all charges against Mason Greenwood in February 2023, Manchester United has conducted a thorough investigation into the allegations made against him.
“This has drawn on extensive evidence and context not in the public domain, and we have heard from numerous people with direct involvement or knowledge of the case.
“Throughout this process, the welfare and perspective of the alleged victim has been central to the club’s inquiries, and we respect her right to lifelong anonymity.
“We also have responsibilities to Mason as an employee, as a young person who has been with the club since the age of seven, and as a new father with a partner.
“The fact-finding phase of our investigation is now complete, and we are in the final stages of making a decision on Mason’s future.
“Contrary to media speculation, that decision has not yet been made and is currently the subject of intensive internal deliberation. Responsibility ultimately rests with the Chief Executive Officer.
“Once made, the decision will be communicated and explained to the club’s internal and external stakeholders.
“This has been a difficult case for everyone associated with Manchester United, and we understand the strong opinions it has provoked based on the partial evidence in the public domain. We ask for patience as we work through the final stages of this carefully considered process.”