(Reuters) – Manchester United ahead Mason Greenwood has been released on bail pending additional investigations, police stated on Wednesday after the 20-year-old participant was arrested on suspicion of rape and assault of a girl.
Greenwood was on Tuesday additional arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and making threats to kill.
The allegations towards Greenwood had been posted on Instagram on Sunday and later deleted.
“A 20-year-old man arrested (on Sunday 30 January 2022) on suspicion of the rape and assault of a girl has been released on bail pending additional investigation,” Greater Manchester Police stated in an announcement on Wednesday.
United have suspended Greenwood, saying he wouldn’t return to coaching or play for the Premier League membership till additional discover. The membership reiterated its “robust condemnation of violence of any sort” on Tuesday.
Sportswear large Nike stated on Monday it had suspended its relationship with Greenwood because it was involved by the allegations.
The ahead started his profession at United’s academy and has performed as soon as for the England nationwide crew.
(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by Alison Williams)