Manchester United have released a statement providing an update on the future of forward Mason Greenwood, as the club continues an internal investigation.
Greenwood has not featured for Manchester United since being arrested in January 2022, before he was later charged with attempted rape, engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
The charges against the 21-year-old – who has won one cap for England – were dropped on February 2, with United having since embarked on an internal investigation before a decision is made on Greenwood’s future.
The Red Devils have now released a club statement, announcing a ‘decision has not yet been made’ and is ‘currently the subject of intensive internal deliberation’.
“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,” the statement read.
“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.”