Mason Greenwood might not be appearing in the remaining season for Manchester United as the club will keep up its internal investigations about him. The player was arrested on January 2022 following alleged rape charges, and the club suspended him on full pay.
However, the Crown Prosecution Service declared earlier this month that the concerned charges had been dropped against the player after the main witnesses withdrew their involvement.
Mason Greenwood is expected not to appear for Manchester United this season as the club will continue its internal investigation
After the news was declared, Manchester United released a short statement denoting,
“Manchester United notes the decision of the Crown Prosecution Service that all charges against Mason Greenwood have been dropped. The club will now conduct its own process before determining the next steps. We will not make any further comment until that process is complete.”
The club’s investigation into the 21-year-old suspended player goes on, with the suspension expected to go forward for several more months. While the club expects to wrap up the internal investigation by the campaign’s end and is under massive pressure to do so. However, there’s no indication that it might be done anytime soon, which indicates the chances of Greenwood appearing in this season is very less.
The investigation is likely to comprise Greenwood’s interview to understand his version of what happened and also specialists to examine the player’s physical and mental health conditions.
Greenwood, who has a £ 70,000-a-week contract until 2025 with the option of a further year with the club, will not get back to training or playing while the internal examinations are going on.
Has he been replaced?
The player’s no 11 t-shirts have not been replaced. His sole appearance for England’s national squad was against Iceland in September 2020.