Mason Greenwood speaks out on Manchester United exit: ‘I made mistakes’

Mason Greenwood has admitted to “making mistakes in my relationship” after it was revealed he wouldn’t proceed his profession at Manchester United.

Greenwood was charged with tried rape, assault occasioning precise bodily hurt and controlling and coercive behaviour, following social media posts which appeared to disclose the now 21-year-old forcing himself upon a lady, earlier than these prices have been dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service in February.

United carried out their very own inner investigation and have now concluded by mutual settlement with the participant that his profession ought to proceed “away from Old Trafford”.

In an announcement, Greenwood stated: “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.

“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.”

Greenwood joined Manchester United as a younger boy and broke into the membership’s first staff as a youngster, earlier than incomes a single worldwide cap for England. But he’ll now look to rekindle his soccer profession at a brand new membership.

“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 has two years left on his contract with the membership.

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