Manchester United break silence after Mason Greenwood charges dropped

News emerged this afternoon that charges of attempted rape and assault have been dropped against Mason Greenwood.

The 21-year-old was arrested a year ago amid allegations surrounding a series of images and video that were uploaded to social media.

An update from the Crown Prosecution Service said the charges were discontinued after key witnesses withdrew their involvement in the case.

Manchester United have now broken their silence after suspending Greenwood when the allegations surfaced in January 2022.

A statement from the club reads (via Andy Mitten): “Manchester United notes 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 next steps. We will not make any further comment until that process is complete.”

Meanwhile, The Guardian’s Jamie Jackson claims that Greenwood will not return to training until the club determines what steps to take next.

Greenwood’s contract at United runs until June 2025.

Nike have already dropped their sponsorship deal with the England forward.

We’ll provide more updates on this story when we have them. Sadly, all of this presents Erik ten Hag with an another unwanted situation that he has to deal with…

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