Manchester United in ‘final stages’ of Mason Greenwood investigation

Manchester United say they’ve concluded their investigation into Mason Greenwood’s conduct however that no determination has but been made on his future.

Chief government Richard Arnold will decide if the 21-year-old, who has not performed for United since January 2021, will return to function at Old Trafford – with intense inner conversations at the moment happening.

United had supposed to announce their determination earlier than their first Premier League recreation of the season, Monday’s 1-0 win over Wolves, however the course of has taken longer than they anticipated. The membership additionally plan to clarify their findings to stakeholders, together with sponsors and industrial companions, the ladies’s crew – a few of whom are at the moment on the World Cup in Australia – and followers’ teams.

Greenwood was suspended in January 2021 by United after photographs and audio emerged, seemingly of him, threatening a lady, and he was charged with tried rape, assault and controlling and coercive behaviour.

The Crown Prosecution Service dropped the costs six months in the past and United launched their inquiry. The membership confused the wellbeing of the sufferer – who has to stay nameless – has been of paramount significance, whereas in addition they have an obligation of care to Greenwood.

United mentioned in a press release: “Following the dropping of all charges against Mason Greenwood in February 2023, Manchester United has conducted a thorough investigation into the allegations made against him.

“This has drawn on extensive evidence and context not in the public domain, and we have heard from numerous people with direct involvement or knowledge of the case.

“Throughout this process, the welfare and perspective of the alleged victim has been central to the club’s inquiries, and we respect her right to lifelong anonymity. We also have responsibilities to Mason as an employee, as a young person who has been with the club since the age of seven, and as a new father with a partner. The fact-finding phase of our investigation is now complete, and we are in the final stages of making a decision on Mason’s future.

“Contrary to media speculation, that decision has not yet been made and is currently the subject of intensive internal deliberation. Responsibility ultimately rests with the Chief Executive Officer. Once made, the decision will be communicated and explained to the club’s internal and external stakeholders.

“This has been a difficult case for everyone associated with Manchester United, and we understand the strong opinions it has provoked based on the partial evidence in the public domain. We ask for patience as we work through the final stages of this carefully considered process.”

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