Manchester United have announced that Mason Greenwood will leave the club with immediate effect following the conclusion of their internal investigation.
The 21-year-old has seen charges of attempted rape, assault and coercive control dismissed by the United Kingdom’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
However, the Red Devils were still deliberating on whether or not to allow the 21-year-old to return to the first-team squad.
Following the conclusion of their internal investigation, the Red Devils have released a statement communicating that he will relaunch his career away from the Theatre of Dreams.
The club’s statement read: “All those involved, including Mason [Greenwood], 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.”
Greenwood also released a statement saying (via Sky Sports): “I want to start by saying I understand that people will judge me because of what they have seen and heard on social media.
“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.
“Today’s decision has been part of a collaborative process between Manchester United, my family and me.
“I thank the club for their support since I joined aged seven. There will always be a part of me which is United.”
It remains to be seen what Greenwood’s next destination will be, but the England international has interest from clubs across Europe.
Atalanta are keen on securing his services, and an agreement could be reached before the transfer window closes.
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