Mason Greenwood of Manchester United has had his attempted rape and assault charges withdrawn.

In January 2022, the 21-year-old was detained due to suspicions including pictures and videos. Later, he was accused of trying to rape a woman, acting in a controlling and coercive manner, and assault resulting in serious bodily harm.

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According to the Crown Prosecution Service, the charges were dropped when crucial witnesses backed out of the case.

Social media users are extremely unhappy with the decision. Take a look at a few tweets:

The announcement that Greenwood would no longer be subject to criminal prosecution was deemed “only fair” by Greater Manchester Police.

The club has not yet issued a statement. His £75,000 per week contract is in effect until the summer of 2025, with a one-year extension option granted to the Red Devils.

Since the player hasn’t worked out for his club in over a year, he would likely need a few weeks or months to regain his fitness before being reevaluated for a roster spot.

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When Ten Hag is scheduled to address the media on Friday before United’s next Premier League encounter against Crystal Palace on Saturday, questions regarding the situation might be raised.

Prior to being detained in January 2022, he scored 35 goals in 129 matches. In a 2020 UEFA Nations League match against Iceland, Greenwood also made an appearance for England.

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At the age of six, Greenwood began playing for Manchester United at the organization’s development academy in Halifax. He advanced through the academy ranks and, although eligible for the Under-16 team, joined the Under-18 squad for the 2017–18 season. He finished the campaign as the top scorer in the U18 Premier League North with 17 goals in 21 games. When the youth team won the ICGT Trophy in the Netherlands in May 2018, Greenwood was named Player of the Tournament.