Mason Greenwood reportedly arrested for rape and assault

Greenwood, 20, will not play or train for United while police and the club investigate the circumstances surrounding the evidence.

Mason Greenwood in action against Aston Villa; Credit: Manchester United Twitter
By Nilavro Ghosh | Jan 31, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Mason Greenwood of Manchester United has been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault as per a report in ESPN. Greenwood, 20, will not play or train for United while police and the club investigate the circumstances surrounding images and an audio file that circulated on social media on Sunday.

A Greater Manchester Police statement said: “Greater Manchester Police were made aware earlier today (Sunday 30 January) of online social media images and videos posted by a woman reporting incidents of physical violence. An investigation was launched and following enquiries we can confirm a man in his 20s has since been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault. He remains in custody for questioning. Enquiries are ongoing.”

Manchester United issued a statement on Sunday stating that they had suspended the player until further notice. “Mason Greenwood will not return to training or play matches until further notice,” the statement read.

In an earlier statement, the club had said that they would launch their own investigation into the matter. “We are aware of images and allegations circulating on social media. We will not make any further comment until the facts have been established. Manchester United does not condone violence of any kind.”

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The Premier League club issued the statement in response to allegations made in images and audio that have since been removed from a woman’s Instagram account.

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