Recently it was reported that Mason Greenwood was going to leave Manchester United. The Red Devils have finally issued a statement on the future of the English forward at the Premier League club.
In this statement, the club definitively confirms the mutual decision to part ways with Mason Greenwood. The proclamation reads, “All those involved, including Mason, recognize the difficulties with him recommencing his career at Manchester United. It has therefore been mutually agreed that it would be most appropriate for him to do so away from Old Trafford, and we will now work with Mason to achieve that outcome.”
Mason Greenwood statement 🔴⤵️
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… pic.twitter.com/uFodIG1xzq
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 21, 2023
After this pivotal announcement, Manchester United’s CEO, Richard Arnold, corresponded with the club’s supporters through a letter. Within this letter, he delves into the inner workings of the investigation, a document that has captured the attention of fans as they absorb its contents.
During his discourse on the decision-making process, Arnold imparts, “While the ultimate decision rested with me, I was taking various factors and views into account right up until the point of finalizing my decision.” He proceeds, “While I am satisfied that Mason did not commit the acts he was charged with, Mason’s accepted that he has made mistakes which he takes responsibility for.”
Arnold elucidates that the internal inquiry unearthed a conclusion at odds with the social media evidence disseminated online. Notably, Mason Greenwood was exonerated from the acts he was accused of, which encompassed grave allegations.
However, the complexities woven around his reinstatement into the squad, compounded by fan sentiment that greeted the notion of his return, compelled the club to make the weighty decision of severing ties with the young forward.
CEO of Manchester United shares insight into the internal investigation on Mason Greenwood
Amid the unfolding narrative, Richard Arnold’s open letter provided a crucial window into Manchester United’s six-month-long internal investigation concerning Mason Greenwood.
Arnold prefaced the unveiling of insights with the following statement: “I am restricted as to what I can say for legal reasons, including the alleged victim’s ongoing right to anonymity, but I am able to share the following with you which should give you some insight into the complexity of this case.”
He proceeded to elucidate the acquired insights, bearing direct relevance to the investigation’s intricate nature: The alleged victim, in a noteworthy turn, approached the police in April 2022 to request the cessation of their ongoing investigation.
Manchester United announce Mason Greenwood will not return to the club after an internal investigation.
Charges against Greenwood including attempted rape and assault were dropped in February after ‘the withdrawal of a key witness.’
His final game for the club was in January… pic.twitter.com/HHUtHzKAym
— B/R Football (@brfootball) August 21, 2023
Manchester United encountered alternative explanations concerning the audio recording, which was extracted from a more extensive recording, as well as the images that surfaced online. The alleged victim’s family engaged with the process, participating actively and offering input to refine our factual determinations.
The findings uncovered during the internal investigation held pivotal significance, culminating in shaping the eventual verdict. These findings were transparently shared with all pertinent stakeholders, including manager Erik ten Hag. However, the ultimate pronouncement rested in the hands of the CEO himself.
Concluding the letter on a compassionate note, Arnold affirms, “The club will continue to offer its support both to the alleged victim and Mason to help them rebuild and move forward positively with their lives.” This stance underscores the club’s commitment to fostering a path of healing and growth for all parties involved.