Mason Greenwood: Manchester United footballer released on bail pending further investigation | Soccer News

Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood has been released on bail pending further investigation.

Greenwood was arrested on suspicion of rape and assault on Sunday after a woman alleging incidents of violence posted photos and videos on social media.

Police were granted extra time on Monday to question the 20-year-old and he was later arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and death threats.

On Wednesday, Greater Manchester Police said Greenwood had been released on bail pending further investigation.

A statement read: “A 20-year-old man arrested (Sunday January 30, 2022) on suspicion of rape and assault on a woman has been released on bail pending further investigation.”

Greenwood was suspended from playing or training with Manchester United following allegations over the weekend.

The allegations were posted on Instagram Sunday morning and included videos, photographs and a voice note that claimed to be a conversation between Greenwood and the woman. They have since been removed.

Sexual offense complainants must not be identified and their anonymity is protected by law for life.

Greenwood made his debut in 2019 and has since made 129 appearances for Manchester United. He made his senior debut for England in 2020.

On Tuesday evening, Manchester United issued a statement reiterating its “strong condemnation of violence of any kind”.

The club added: “As previously communicated, Mason Greenwood will not be training with the club or playing for them until further notice.”

The striker, from Bradford, had previously been dropped from versions of the FIFA 22 match after his initial arrest after Nike suspended its deal with the player.

A spokesperson for game maker Electronic Arts said: “Mason Greenwood has been removed from active squads in FIFA 22 and has also been suspended from appearing in the FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) and Ultimate Draft packs.”

An earlier statement from Nike read: “We are deeply concerned about the disturbing allegations and will continue to monitor the situation closely.”

Manchester United allow supporters who have purchased shirts bearing the Greenwood name to exchange them for another shirt and name of their choice.

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