Tension at Old Trafford As Manchester United Suspend Striker Until Further Notice Over Assault
- Mason Greenwood has been suspended by Manchester United for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend Harriet Robson
- The United forward is in police custody after he was arrested by the Greater Manchester Police on Sunday
- Greenwood will not be part of the Manchester United first team as he is suspended from training and matches
Premier League club Manchester United have announced the suspension of striker Mason Greenwood who is in police custody for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, Express reports.
Greenwood’s girlfriend Harriet Robson had taken to her Instagram story to share images of her battered body as well as video and audio recordings.
Greater Manchester Police confirmed that the United forward has been taken into police custody for investigation.
A statement said:
"An investigation was launched and, following enquiries, we can confirm a man in his 20s has since been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault. He remains in custody for questioning. enquiries are ongoing. "
And following the situation, Manchester United suspend all of the player’s activities until further notice.
The club condemned the use of all forms of violence and refrained from further comment until more facts come to light.
In a statement, United said:
“Mason Greenwood will not return to training or play matches until further notice.”
The club’s next fixture is against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup on Friday.
It followed an earlier statement from the Premier League side, which read:
“We are aware of images and allegations circulating on social media. We will not make any further comment until the facts have been established. Manchester United does not condone violence of any kind.”
Meanwhile, Greenwood has been dragged on social media following allegations that he assaulted a young woman and social media sites have been flooded with pictures of the young woman and allegations of abuse.
Benjamin Mendy regains freedom
Sports Brief earlier reported that Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has regained freedom from a British prison after spending over 4 months in jail.
The 27-year old was granted bail by Judge Patrick Thompson at a private hearing at Chester Crown Court on Friday, January 7.
Mendy had spent his Christmas in prison after he transferred to HMP Manchester, better known as Strangeways from HMP Altcourse, Liverpool due to safety concerns.