Mason Greenwood, a football player for Manchester United, was released on bond on Wednesday, days after being accused of trying to rape a woman. A 21-year-old was taken into custody of assault and using coercive behaviour.
He was in custody after his appearance at Manchester Magistrates Court. A secret hearing for a bail application was held in Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court. The hearing in which the court’s spokeswoman announced bail had been granted with the specific guidelines to stay at a specific place and refrain from contacting any witnesses which also including the complainant.
According to reports, the attempted rape happened in October 2021. Between November 2018 and October 2022, he is said to have engaged in controlling and coercive behaviour, including accessing and monitoring the complainant’s social media accounts and making threatening and disparaging remarks to her.
The alleged assault that caused actual bodily harm is alleged to have occurred in December 2021. Since then, he had been out on bond, but on Saturday, he was taken into custody for allegedly breaking the terms.
Greenwood, who has made one appearance for England, was prohibited from participating in games and training sessions with the Old Trafford team within hours of the allegations going viral online at the start of the year.
Electronic Arts verified the player’s withdrawal from active squads in its FIFA 22 game, while Nike initially suspended and later suspended him for his sponsorship relationship with him. G
reenwood, a graduate of the United academy, has played 129 times and scored 35 goals for United. In February 2021, he agreed to a new contract that would keep him at Old Trafford through at least 2025.
In September 2020, he made his England debut against Iceland. However, due to a violation of the team’s coronavirus policies, he and Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden were expelled.