Mason Greenwood has broken his silence after charges of rape, assault and coercion were dropped against him. Greenwood is scheduled for a second trial in November in connection with the case.
Earlier today, the Crown Prosecution Service confirmed that all charges against the attackers had been dropped. A spokesman said (via The Sun):
“We are obliged to constantly monitor the cases. In this case, the combination of the withdrawal of key witnesses and new material coming to light meant that there was no longer any realistic prospect of a conviction.”
He also added:
“In the circumstances, we have a duty to stop the case. We have explained our decision to all parties. We would always encourage any potential victims to come forward and report to the police, and we will prosecute wherever our legal test is met.”
The Manchester United striker has now spoken out about the incident, saying:
“I am relieved that this matter is now over and would like to thank my family, loved ones and friends for their support. There will be no further comment at this time.”
What is Manchester United’s position on Mason Greenwood?
Manchester United released a statement on Greenwood (h/t Fabrizio Romano):
“Manchester United acknowledges the decision of the Crown Prosecution Service that all charges against Mason Greenwood have been dismissed. The club will now carry out its own process before determining the next steps.”
In January 2022, Greenwood was arrested at his £15,000 home in Trafford. While suspended by Manchester United, the player was earning £75,000 a week.
Greenwood’s last appearance for the Red Devils came in a 1–0 win against West Ham United in January 2022 at home. The player made a total of 129 appearances for the Red Devils, scoring 35 goals and registering 12 assists.
Fans will certainly be watching the upcoming developments in the Greenwood saga closely.