Manchester United are still paying Mason Greenwood’s wages in full in spite of the ongoing police investigation following allegations of sex crimes and assault.
The 20-year-old was suspended by the club after being arrested last month but has still collected £267,850 in wages since then.
Greenwood is on a £75,000-a-week contract at Old Trafford.
Off the back of the allegations, his sponsorship deal with Nike was ended, but the youngster’s deal with his club hasn’t changed.
Allegations against Greenwood were made on social media in a series of since-deleted posts in late January, and police held the player in custody for three days before releasing him on bail.
On Wednesday, February 23, a spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police confirmed to The Sun inquiries are continuing, and they are gathering more evidence.
Manchester United were approached for comment by Daily Star Sport regarding the latest developments.
In a statement earlier this month, Greater Manchester Police also said: “Enquiries are ongoing and the victim continues to be offered specialist support.
“We remind people to avoid any commentary or sharing of images that could compromise the victim’s right to lifelong anonymity, or risk prejudicing a live investigation with active proceedings.”
Greenwood was initially arrested on suspicion of rape and assault, but a few days later was further arrested on suspicion of threats to kill and sexually assault.
Following the further arrest, United released a statement saying that the club “reiterates its strong condemnation of violence of any kind.”
They added: “As previously communicated, Mason Greenwood will not train with, or play for, the club until further notice.”
Greenwood made his debut for the Red Devils in March 2019 when he was 17-years-old, and quickly established himself as an important player in the squad.
In his first full season he netted 17 goals, which earned a call up to the England national squad.
He made his international debut against Iceland in September 2020, but was sent home two days later after breaking Covid-19 public health guidelines with teammate Phil Foden.
Greenwood has scored 35 times in 129 matches for United, but has had to settle for a bit-part role this season after falling down order due to the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho.
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