Man United have confirmed that Mason Greenwood has mutually agreed to leave the club following the conclusion of an internal investigation regarding the striker’s allegations.
The former Red Devils forward stated on Monday that he was no longer in the books of United.
“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,” said Greenwood.
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“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.
GREENWOOD LEAVES MAN UNITED
“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,” said Greenwood.
UNITED MAKE FINAL DECISION ON THEIR STAR MAN
Manchester United said the club and the England international decided to part ways.
“Based on the evidence available to us, we have concluded that the material posted online did not provide a full picture and that Mason did not commit the offences in respect of which he was originally charged. That said, as Mason publicly acknowledges today, he has made mistakes which he is taking responsibility for.
All those involved, including Mason, recognise 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,” said Man United.