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Mason Greenwood: Erik ten Hag avoids media questions on Manchester United striker

Following an internal review, the club confirmed on Monday that Greenwood will leave by mutual consent.

England striker, 21, was detained in January 2022, but allegations of attempted rape and violence were withdrawn on February 2, 2023.

Ten Hag stated that he is looking for “available players.”

Ten Hag remarked ahead of United’s Premier League match against Nottingham Forest on Saturday, “We are not where we want to be with our team.” I have a lot of work to do. I’m really focused on my team, therefore I concentrate on the players who are available.”

Ten Hag repeated his priority is the “current squad and the players who are available” when asked if he has spoken to Greenwood directly after the end of United’s investigation into his actions.

Greenwood was detained last year in connection with allegations involving online material.

United said in a statement this week announcing Greenwood’s resignation, “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.”

Greenwood admitted he “made mistakes” and accepted his “share of responsibility” in a statement, but added, “I did not do the things I was accused of.”

Rachel Riley, a TV presenter and Manchester United fan, accused the club of “gaslighting” and “green lighting” in their handling of the decision to break ways with Mason Greenwood.

Riley stated on The News Agents podcast, “I think it’s gaslighting for people to have two statements saying, Mason Greenwood himself saying he’s been cleared of all charges – which is not the case, the claims were dropped because the key witness dropped out – and they [United] claim new evidence.”

She also accused the club of “green lighting” abuse on social media, stating, “This overreaching statement will put wind in the sails of abusers and send a message to victims that reporting alleged abuse is more trouble than it’s worth.” It’s quite disheartening to watch my club contribute to the culture that supports this.”


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