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Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood held after allegations of rape and assault

The football club has announced that Greenwood will be suspended from training and playing with Premier League giants after allegations have been reported on women’s Instagram accounts.

Greenwood, a product of United Academy, has not yet made public comments. (AFP)

Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood has been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault following allegations on social media.

Police did not appoint Greenwood, but a statement about the investigation was provided Sunday after inquiring about the 20-year-old forward.

“Greater Manchester police learned early today of images and videos of online social media posted by women reporting incidents of physical violence,” the military said in a statement.

“The investigation has begun, and the investigation has confirmed that a man in his twenties has been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault.

“He remains in custody for interrogation. Inquiries are ongoing.”

Manchester United said it would not tolerate any kind of violence. Greenwood was then suspended from training and playing with the Premier League giants “until further notice.”

“Disturbing claim”

The allegations were posted to the Instagram account of a woman who uploaded an image of a bruised body and bleeding from her lips early Sunday morning.

A voice memo disguised as an attack was also posted.

All posts were removed from social media sites, but were widely shared.

Under English law, it is not possible to identify the alleged or actual victim of sexual assault.

Greenwood has not yet made public comments.

Nike, one of Greenwood’s sponsors, expressed anxiety.

“We are deeply concerned about disturbing claims and will continue to monitor the situation carefully,” the sportswear company said in a statement.

Greenwood, who made it to the first team after the United Academy, scored six goals this season. He extended his contract until 2025 last year.

Greenwood made his England debut in September 2020, but returned from Iceland for a post-match disciplinary action. He hasn’t played since for Gareth Southgate’s side.

Source: TRT World and distributors

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