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Man United Mason Greenwood news: Where is he? Star maintains an isolated profile, seldom seen and barely a trace left of him

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Mason Greenwood remains on bail six months after his arrest on suspicion of rape and threatening to kill, and police have yet to formally charge him, while Manchester United continues to pay the suspended forward £75,000 per week.

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Man United Mason Greenwood news: Where is he? Star maintains an isolated profile, seldom seen and barely a trace left of him

It’s a few hours before Manchester United’s final preseason friendly, and everything is quiet on this prime piece of real estate about eight miles south of Old Trafford.

The clouds have parted enough for residents to open the soft tops on their BMWs and Audis, one of which is swooping around the corner as a massive rat scurries across the road.

A red-brick house with a slanted black slate roof can be found about halfway up a sloping road where motorists are asked to slow.

This is Mason Greenwood’s house, where the alleged crimes were committed in late January.

A sign warns of dogs running free on the left side of a gate flanked by tall bushes. 

A high-end security company’s logo appears to have monopolised protection in the area, and cameras are visible on the walls.

Although a Mercedes is parked outside – empty but with the windows down – it is impossible to tell if anyone is home.

However, neighbors who are aware of the house’s high-profile resident are reluctant to speak up.

According to The Mirror, one, who asked not to be identified, suggests he is rarely seen; a man walking his dog further down the street is unaware of the occupant.

He has been rarely seen since his arrest, and in an effort to keep a low profile, he was photographed driving while wearing a balaclava in April.

Greenwood, a 20-year-old who was once regarded as having the potential to be one of the world’s best players, is still on bail.

It has been extended at least twice since his initial arrest on suspicion of rape and assault on a woman, followed by another arrest for sexual assault and threatening to kill the same alleged victim.

On June 23, he appeared in court and his bail was renewed.

Legal constraints limit what can be reported until he is formally charged, tried, or released.

The situation is in a holding pattern that serves no one.

Greater Manchester Police have not responded to recent inquiries, and a spokesperson has stated that the force has recently ceased providing updates on bail extensions in other cases in similar circumstances.

An hour later, excitement is high for the 65,000 people heading to Old Trafford to watch Erik ten Hag’s first game as manager.

The percentage of young children is immediately noticeable, owing to United’s offer of 10,000 free tickets to local grassroots clubs and schools.

There are replica shirts with the names of past and present players all over the place, but no Greenwood shirts are on display.

Fans congregating in the Megastore for the warm-up against Rayo Vallecano will not find merchandise bearing his face or name, and when the club released their new kit last month, fans were unable to purchase the No11 online.

There is one visible relic of him as a Manchester United player. Greenwood’s profile, which describes him as “an exciting striker who has been well ahead of schedule in terms of his progress,” remains on the club website.

Mason Greenwood’s profile at Manchester United.

 Manchester United is also in a holding pattern, awaiting word from police. 

However, they are contractually obligated to continue paying Greenwood’s weekly wage of £75,000 until the summer of 2025.

Nike, on the other hand, terminated their endorsement deal a few days after his arrest, and EA Sports removed Greenwood from their FIFA games.

Sunday’s friendly is notable for Cristiano Ronaldo returning for 45 minutes before departing early, but as the season begins, many United fans are wondering where the goals will come from.

Only Ronaldo, who wants to leave the club, and Bruno Fernandes reached double figures in 21/22, with Greenwood coming in sixth despite missing nearly half of the season.

His situation has had a direct impact on the club’s recruitment plans and hopes of returning to the top four of the Premier League.

. “We need two more strikers,” said last season’s interim manager Ralf Rangnick in May. None have arrived with less than a month left in the transfer window and now Ronaldo could depart.

Football is a distant second in this story, but history shows that it does not operate on the same level as other industries, and its approach to dealing with players suspected or accused of serious crimes is inconsistent.

Across town, Benjamin Mendy briefly played for Manchester City after the club became aware of rape allegations against him, but he was suspended when he was formally charged at the start of last season.

The Frenchman will stand trial next week on eight counts of rape, one count of sexual assault, and one count of attempted rape.

Another Premier League club is still using a player who is on bail after being arrested last month on rape allegations made by two different women.

“No charges have been laid,” the club stated, “and the player can fulfill his professional commitments.”

Greenwood will turn 21 in October. This investigation could go on for years, and regardless of the outcome, which could be years away if it goes to trial, his reputation will be harmed for the rest of his life.

United will carry on without him while the law takes its course.

His time as a Premier League footballer may not be over, but he will keep a low profile until the police charge or release him from their investigation, with the residents of his Cheshire village largely unaware of his presence.

Man United Mason Greenwood news: Where is he? Star maintains an isolated profile, seldom seen and barely a trace left of him

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