Mason Greenwood cleared of all charges

Mason Greenwood is frustrated with his delayed return to Manchester United's first team. (Photo Credit: Imago)

Mason Greenwood cleared of all charges

Tosin Abayomi 15:27 - 02.02.2023

Greenwood is now free to continue his football career.

All charges against Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood have been dropped.

The development about Greenwood's case was announced on Thursday, February 2, 2023.

In a case with a woman, the 21-year-old striker was charged with attempted rape, engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour and assault, allegations.

Mason Greenwood's case beginnings

Back on Sunday, January 30, 2022, Greenwood rose to the top of the trends on social media.

Greenwood is now free to continue his career at Manchester United

He was accused by a woman of inflicting several wounds on her through physical violence.

The woman shared several clips of herself with injuries and blood streaming from her face.

Along with the video that went viral, she wrote, "To everyone who wants to know what Mason Greenwood actually does to me."

Later that day, Manchester police confirmed the arrest of a man on suspicion of rape and assault.

The arrest was facilitated by the viral videos on social media linked with Greenwood.

Manchester United then issued a statement that Greenwood had been suspended from training or playing with the team.

The statement by Manchester United in part said, "Mason Greenwood will not return to training or play matches until further notice."

Following the charge accumulation, Greenwood was arrested and a court date was set.

He however was set free on bail but violated the conditions and was arrested again before let go for the second time.

Charges against Greenwood dropped

A year after the initial viral video that started the case, the charges have been dropped.

Greater Manchester Police Head of Public Protection Chief Superintendent Michaela Kerr announced through a statement that criminal proceedings against a now 21-year-old Greenwood have been discontinued.


The statement said: "Given the significant media coverage of this case, it is only fair that we share the news that the 21-year-old man, who had been arrested and charged in connection with an investigation opened in January 2022, no longer faces criminal proceedings in relation to this.

“The investigation team has remained in regular contact with the legal team, providing any updates of note, and so understand the rationale for the discontinuation of proceedings at this stage, and that this decision has not been taken lightly.

"Despite the media and public’s interest in this case, we have decided not to comment on it in any further detail.

“I would, however, like to use this opportunity to reiterate GMP’s commitment to investigating allegations of violence against women and girls and supporting those affected, regardless of their circumstances, throughout what can be a hard and upsetting time for them. 

Mason Greenwood leaves Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester on November 21, 2022.

“An ever-increasing number of officers are receiving specialist training and the force is more consistently utilising tools, available via the criminal justice system, to keep people safe and care for victims.

“If you feel you are or might be a victim, please don’t let this case put you off asking for help.”

Greenwood is now free to continue his football career a Manchester United are expected to release another statement after the latest development.