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Mason Greenwood To Remain On Bail Over Rape And Assault Allegations

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Mason Greenwood To Remain On Bail Over Rape And Assault Allegations

Mason Greenwood has had his bail extended following a court hearing on Thursday, police have confirmed.

The Manchester United forward, 20, was arrested on suspicion of rape, assault and making threats to kill on January 30.

His bail was due to expire in April but Greater Manchester Police made an application to extend it, with a court hearing held on Thursday.

On Friday, a Police spokesperson said: "Following a hearing yesterday (Thursday 23 June 2022), a 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of rape, assault and making threats to kill on Sunday 30 January 2022 remains on bail.

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"As the outcome of bail reviews does not impact the progression of investigations, Greater Manchester Police will not be providing any further updates in relation to this case until the suspect is charged or released facing no further action." 

Greenwood remains suspended by Manchester United while Police continue to investigate the allegations.

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The England international was initially arrested in January on suspicion of rape and assault after images and videos were posted online.

He was further arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and making threats to kill later in the month.

Greenwood was dropped by his sponsor Nike after being arrested, while video game developer EA Sports removed the forward from FIFA products while the investigations are ongoing.

United were forced to release a public statement in March confirming Greenwood remains suspended by the club, following false reports on social media that he was set to return to the squad.

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It came after fans pointed out that Greenwood remains listed on United's website.

"There has been no change whatsoever in Mason's status," read the statement.

Greenwood remains suspended by Manchester United (Image: Shutterstock)
Greenwood remains suspended by Manchester United (Image: Shutterstock)

"We removed his profile from the club app soon after he was removed from the squad in January.

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"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."

A product of United's academy, Greenwood made his senior debut for the club in 2019 and has gone on to make 129 appearances for the Red Devils, scoring 35 times.

In 2021, he was handed a new four-year deal at Old Trafford with the option of a further year.

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He is also a full England international, with his only cap coming in a win over Iceland in 2020.

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock

Topics: Mason Greenwood, Manchester United, Football, Premier League

Rory O'Callaghan
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