It has been confirmed that Mason Greenwood will cease to be a Manchester United player, after the club released a statement to this effect, and the player has responded.
“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 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. 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.”, he said.
His ex girlfriend, Harriet Robson revealed horrific images in January last year ,as evidence to the domestic violence claim she levied upon the Englishman, and was since suspended by the club during the trail, before he was exonerated of all offences by the Crown Prosecution Service, in February.
21 year old Greenwood joined Manchester United at the age of six, while playing at the club’s development school in Halifax, and he scored 22 EPL goals in 83 appearances.