Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood’s old comments about Cristiano Ronaldo have surfaced where called the Portuguese forward “he’s dead”, implying that CR7 was finished as a player during his Real Madrid days. Upon this brutal criticism, the Manchester United staff had to step in and tone down the language used by the controversial footballer.
Certain information about Mason Greenwood's misdemeanour towards the COVID-19 lockdown came out in the open too. Reports further mention that he would fail to comply with the social distancing guidelines by hosting parties with girls at his rented place and the police would speak to Man Utd officials about his behaviour instead of him personally. These reports by the Athletic also claimed that Greenwood was very harsh on his academy teammates at United in his younger days, calling them “s***” at every given opportunity.
These revelations about Mason Greenwood come in the wake of an internal investigation conducted by Manchester United over charges of attempted rape, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour. These charges were initially filed in early 2022 after his arrest but were discontinued by the Crown Prosecution Service (CSA) this past February because there was no realistic prospect of conviction.
The 21-year-old forward, currently suspended by Manchester United, pending the result of an internal investigation, did release a statement about the CSA’s decision to drop the charges levied against him. It read, “I am relieved this matter is now over. I would like to thank my family, loved ones and friends for their support. There will be no further comment at this time.”
When Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag was asked about the matter recently, he declined to comment about what the future holds for Mason Greenwood. The Dutchman said that “I can’t add nothing, I refer to the statement of the club.”