Mason Greenwood has remained suspended by Man United despite being included in the list of under-21 players able to play for the club in the Premier League this season… with the striker continuing on conditional bail as police investigate allegations of rape and assault
- Mason Greenwood is on the list of U21 players who can play for the club in the Premier League
- But the 20-year-old remains suspended by Man United as the investigation continues
- Man United star’s conditional bail extended at private hearing in June
- United are contractually obligated to continue paying their £75,000-a-week salary
Manchester United insist Mason Greenwood remains suspended despite being included in their official squad for the 2022-23 season.
The 20-year-old is not named in the 25-man squad but is on the list of Under-21 players eligible to play for the Premier League first team this season.
But this does not indicate a change in his circumstances, as he faces allegations that he raped and sexually assaulted an 18-year-old student and threatened to kill her.
The Man United star’s bail was extended at a private hearing at Manchester and Salford District Court in June, after he was arrested in January after photos and videos were posted online.
He was also later questioned on suspicion of making death threats as he spent three nights in a cell at Greater Manchester Police Station.
Greenwood – who was not included in United’s squad for this term’s Europa League – has been released on conditional bail and has since been extended twice.
However, the police did not specify when it will run out after the closed court hearing in June.
Manchester United insist Mason Greenwood remains suspended despite being named in the line-up
A GMP spokesperson said: “As the results of bail reviews do not affect the progress of the investigations, Greater Manchester Police will not provide any further updates in relation to this case until the suspect is charged or released in the face of no further action.”
The Greenwood player’s profile has remained online since his arrest, but the club has banned fans from buying shirts bearing his name and the number 11 on the back.
But United are contractually obligated to continue paying Greenwood’s £75,000-a-week salary.
His last appearance for the club came in a 1-0 win over West Ham on January 22.
He faces allegations that he raped, sexually assaulted, and threatened to kill an 18-year-old student
He made his debut in England’s match against Iceland in September 2020, but was then sent home for breaching Covid guidelines.
Greenwood, who scored 22 goals in 83 appearances for United, has not played for his country since.
Police arrested Greenwood on January 30 after seeing a woman report allegations of physical violence and sexual threats on social media.
Officers arrived at the £14,000-a-month Greenwood Palace in Bowdon, Greater Manchester and were later seen questioning neighbours.
The Man United star’s bail has been extended at a private hearing in Manchester in June
The England international was originally detained on suspicion of raping and assaulting a woman while being questioned by detectives.
While in custody, he was rearrested on suspicion of sexual assault and threatening to kill his alleged victim before being released on bail.
Nike got rid of Greenwood without getting a penny in compensation Sportsmail It was revealed exclusively in February, and Electronic Arts has confirmed that it has been excluded from active squads in FIFA 22.