Mason Greenwood vows to become ‘better person’ as he releases statement on Manchester United decision

Mason Greenwood says it’s the ‘best decision’ that he will not play for Manchester United again.

The Red Devils released a statement on Monday confirming the mutual decision for the 21-year-old to recommence his career away from Old Trafford following an internal investigation.


While Greenwood had charges dropped him in FebruaryCredit: Getty

Greenwood has not played for the Red Devils since he was arrested on suspicion of attempted rape, assault, and coercive control in January 2022.

In February this year, the CPS concluded there was ‘no longer a realistic prospect of conviction’ after key witnesses withdrew their cooperation from the investigation. Greenwood denied all allegations.

Following the club’s decision, in a statement Greenwood said: “I want to start by saying I understand that people will judge me because of what they have seen and heard on social media, and I know people will think the worst.

“I was brought up to know that violence or abuse in any relationship is wrong, I did not do the things I was accused of, and in February I was cleared of all charges.

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“However, I fully accept I made mistakes in my relationship, and I take my share of responsibility for the situations which led to the social media post. I am learning to understand my responsibilities to set a good example as a professional footballer, and I’m focused on the big responsibility of being a father, as well as a good partner.

“Today’s decision has been part of a collaborative process between Manchester United, my family and me. The best decision for us all, is for me to continue my football career away from Old Trafford, where my presence will not be a distraction for the club.

“I thank the club for their support since I joined aged seven. There will always be a part of me which is United. I am enormously grateful to my family and all my loved ones for their support, and it is now for me to repay the trust those around me have shown. I intend to be a better footballer, but most importantly a good father, a better person, and to use my talents in a positive way on and off the pitch.”

Greenwood scored 35 goals in 129 games for Man United


Greenwood scored 35 goals in 129 games for Man UnitedCredit: Getty

Man United have not decided if he will be loaned out or if they will reach a settlement over his contract.

There is no expectation that he will play for Man United again. If he is loaned out that will have to be a ratified pre-transfer deadline. No other timescale has been set.

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