Mason Greenwood BAILED over rape probe & ‘threats to kill’ after being suspended by Man Utd

Posted 5 months ago 02 Feb 2022 by Emmanuel

MASON Greenwood has today been bailed after being arrested on a string of offences including rape and making threats to kill.

The Man Utd striker, 20, spent three nights in custody after being held on Sunday when cops swooped on his home in Bowdon, Greater Manchester.

Greenwood was suspended indefinitely from Utd hours after the allegations surfaced on social media.

Greater Manchester Police confirmed the £75,000-a-week star has now been bailed.

A statement said: "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."

Greenwood was initially held on suspicion of rape and GBH but police confirmed yesterday he was also being quizzed for sexual assault and threats to kill.

Police crime scene investigation vans were seen parked outside the footballer’s house after the claims were made on Sunday.

Security staff, thought to have been provided by his club, were present at a second home he owns nearby and they confirmed that his parents were inside.

In a statement, Man Utd said: "Manchester United reiterates its strong condemnation of violence of any kind.

"As previously communicated, Mason Greenwood will not train with, or play for, the club until further notice."

The Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST) tweeted: “The club has now confirmed that Mason Greenwood will not return to training or play matches until further notice. MUST fully support the decision of the club in this regard."

A source confirmed Greenwood will still receive his wages while on suspension.

But his sponsor Nike have said they were "deeply concerned" and have suspended his deal.

All merchandise bearing the No11's name has also been dropped from the official Utd site in the wake of the allegations and teammates have unfollowed him on Instagram.

Greenwood's promising domestic and international career is now in jeopardy after his arrest.

The rising star has impressed on the pitch this season - scoring five goals in the Premier League and one in the Champions League so far.

He joined the team aged just six and rose through the ranks to land himself a regular spot on the first team.

In 2019, he became the youngest footballer to play for Utd in the Champions League when he took the pitch aged 17.

Greenwood has made 129 appearances in total for the Red Devils and netted 35 goals.

In 2020, England manager Gareth Southgate gave the 20-year-old his first cap when Greenwood came off the bench in a 1-0 win against Iceland.

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