SPORTS – Manchester United star Mason Greenwood has been arrested on allegations of rape and assault of his girlfriend on Sunday.
This follows after a video, photographs and a voice note circulated on the internet alleging it to be a conversation between Greenwood and his girlfriend. United has announced in an official statement that Greenwood, 20, will be suspended from all club activities and will not return to training or play matches until further notice.
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Manchester United statement: “We are aware of images and allegations circulating on social media. We will not make any further comments until the facts have been established. Manchester United does not condone violence of any kind.”
Greater Manchester Police said in a statement said: “Greater Manchester Police were made aware earlier today (Sunday, 30 June) of online social media images and videos posted by a woman reporting incidents of physical violence. An investigation was launched and following enquiries we can confirm a man in his 20s has since been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault. He remains in custody for questioning. Enquiries are ongoing.”
Greenwood made his debut for Manchester United in March 2019 at the age of 17, signing a four-year deal with the club in February 2021, following his rise from the academy ranks.