Greater Manchester Police have announced today that criminal proceedings against the 21-year-old have today been discontinued. The 21-year-old striker had been charged with attempted rape, engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour, and assault, allegations relating to the same woman.
But in a statement today, Chief Superintendent Michaela Kerr, GMP’s Head of Public Protection, said: “Given the significant media coverage of this case, it is only fair that we share the news that the 21-year-old man, who had been arrested and charged in connection with an investigation opened in January 2022, no longer faces criminal proceedings in relation to this.
“Despite the media and public’s interest in this case, we have decided not to comment on it in any further detail.
“I would, however, like to use this opportunity to reiterate GMP’s commitment to investigating allegations of violence against women and girls and supporting those affected, regardless of their circumstances, throughout what can be a hard and upsetting time for them.
United are yet to comment on the development. He remains under contract at Old Trafford until the summer of 2025 and was understood to be still receiving his £75,000-a-week wage.
Following his initial arrest several of Greenwood’s sponsors, including Nike, canceled their deals with the England international striker. He was also removed from the FIFA computer game and Football Manager series.