Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood was arrested this morning on suspicion of breaching his bail conditions. The 21-year-old was bailed following his arrest in January on suspicion of rape, assault and making threats to kill.
Officers arrived at his mansion this morning and arrested him on suspicion of contacting his alleged victim in a breach of the conditions set out. Greenwood was initially bailed on February 2, and was due to answer the bail on April 30, but this was pushed back following a court hearing in June.
A statement from Greater Manchester Police read: “Greater Manchester Police are aware of an allegation regarding a 21-year-old man breaching his bail conditions and an arrest has been made on Saturday 15 October 2022. Enquiries are ongoing at this time.”
Greenwood was suspended by United and has not featured for the club since January. He does, however, still receive his salary, pending any outcome of the criminal investigation.
Recently some supporters noticed that Greenwood’s name still appeared on United’s website. But a statement released by the club read: “There has been no change whatsoever in Mason’s status.
“We removed his profile from the club app soon after he was removed from the squad in January. This was in order to remove Mason from interactive elements of the app, such as team predictions etc.
“However, his profile was never removed from the website as he remains a Manchester United player, albeit not currently part of the squad while the legal process unfolds.”
Greenwood has been removed from games such as FIFA 22, and was also dropped by sponsors Nike.