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Greenwood status at Man Utd unchanged despite “exciting striker” website profile

Manchester United still have a player profile for Mason Greenwood which is available to access on their website, two months after police arrested him on suspicion of the rape and assault of a woman

Mason Greenwood remains on bail after being arrested on suspicion of rape, sexual assault and threats to kill in late January

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Manchester United maintain that Mason Greenwood’s status at Old Trafford is unchanged despite fans still being able to access his player profile on the club’s official website.

The 20-year-old was arrested on suspicion of rape, sexual assault and threats to kill in late January, with police taking him into custody before officers were granted additional time to question him. But Greenwood, who has since lost sponsors such as Nike and was removed from multiple video games, is still a Red Devils player – albeit suspended “until further notice.”

An extract from his profile on United’s website, which supporters have pointed on social media, reads: “An exciting striker who has been well ahead of schedule in terms of his progress through the ranks at United and has made a huge impact in 2019/20.” In the wake of his arrest, the No.11 was removed from the first-team squad list on the club’s official app in order to exclude him from interactive elements which are not available on their desktop website, as reported by the Manchester Evening News.

Greenwood has not played for Man Utd since his arrest
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Three days after his initial arrest, Greenwood was released on bail and remains the subject of an ongoing police investigation. A statement from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) read: “A 20-year-old man arrested (on Sunday 30 January 2022) on suspicion of the rape and assault of a woman has been released on bail pending further investigation.”

Mirror Football recently had it confirmed by GMP that his bail will expire on Saturday, 30 April, at which point it could be extended. The Red Devils academy graduate has not trained with or played for his boyhood club since the 1-0 Premier League victory over against West Ham on Saturday, January 22.

Over the following weeks, Greenwood was removed from popular video games FIFA 22 and Football Manager. American sportswear giants Nike also suspended their sponsorship, adding via The Athletic: “We are deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and will continue to closely monitor the situation.”

Greenwood has one cap for England
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Snack company Cadbury also released a statement, reading: “Cadbury does not condone violence in any form. Our Partnership is with the club itself and not the individual players. However, while these allegations are being investigated, any marketing or products we create with Manchester United will not feature this player. We will continue to monitor the situation closely.”

United reaffirmed their “strong condemnation” of violence after their player was further arrested. “We will not make any further comment until the facts have been established,” the club explained in a statement of their own. “Manchester United does not condone violence of any kind.”

Meanwhile, GMP confirmed previously that Greenwood’s accuser has been offered “specialist support.” The forward made his senior debut for the Red Devils in March 2019 and has gone on to rack up 129 appearances, scoring 35 goals in United colours, while also earning one England cap.

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