Mason Greenwood has left Manchester United after all.
“We have concluded our internal investigation into Mr. Greenwood. Our process began in February 2023 when the case against him was dropped. Based on the evidence we have seen, we have concluded that Mr. Greenwood did not commit the offenses for which he was originally charged.”
“However, Mr. Greenwood clearly made a mistake and takes responsibility for it. As such, all parties involved, including the player himself, recognize that it would be difficult for Greenwood to continue his career at United. As a result, Mr. Greenwood has left the club by mutual consent.”
Greenwood, an Englishman born in 2001, is a product of United’s youth academy. He has already made an early impact on the youth scene. In the 2017-18 season, he scored 16 goals in 17 games in the Under-18 Youth League. The following season, he scored 15 goals and provided five assists in 13 games. This earned him first- and second-team minutes.
It wasn’t until the 2019-20 season that Greenwood really made his mark in the English Premier League (EPL). He played 31 league games (12 starts, 19 substitute appearances) and scored 10 goals. Despite his lack of starts, he has shown a pure goal-scoring ability.
Naturally, much was expected of Greenwood. He was touted as the future of Manchester United and the next great striker for the England national soccer team. In fact, Greenwood was called up by Gareth Southgate in September 2020 and made his England debut in an A-match.
As a result, United gave Greenwood the number 11 shirt ahead of the 2020-21 season, a number that means a lot to the club. It’s the number worn by the legendary Ryan Giggs for many years. Giggs scored 109 goals and provided 162 assists in 632 EPL appearances. Giggs’ number was given to a player who wasn’t even 20 years old at the time.
Then came the shocker. In January 2022, “Greenwood was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and death threats,” the BBC reported. The incident came to light when his girlfriend released photos and an audio recording of the assault on social media. In the recording, a man believed to be Greenwood can be heard attempting to sexually assault her. 메이저사이트
The club quickly released a statement saying, “We will not tolerate violence of any kind. Greenwood is suspended from playing and training until further notice.” The club also stopped selling Greenwood’s jersey in its official store. All information about Greenwood disappeared.
This is not the first time Greenwood has been the subject of controversy. He also engaged in problematic behavior during England’s A-match in September 2020, when he was called up to the national team. Greenwood and Phil Foden allowed women into the national team’s accommodation. They also violated COVID-19 guidelines by partying.