Manchester United star Mason Greenwood he was cleared of all charges.

The 21-year-old football player was suspended by the club after being accused of attempted rape and assault.

The Crown Prosecution Service said the withdrawal of key witnesses and the emergence of new material were the reasons for their decision to drop the case.

Bigger Manchester Police said it was “fair” that they announce it Greenwood will no longer be prosecuted because of how high-profile his case is.

Greenwood, who was born in Bradford, originally faced one count of attempted rape, one count of control and coercion and one count of assault occasioning bodily harm, all against the same applicant.

Manchester United have yet to comment on the news, but the striker remains under contract at the club despite the suspension and was included in the Under-21s section of their squad at the start of the current season.

York Press:

It also counts Greenwood still receives his weekly salary of £75,000.

Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood sees all charges dropped

Chief Superintendent Michaela Kerr, Head of Community Protection at Greater Manchester Police, shared: “The investigation team is in regular contact with the legal team providing any updates and therefore understands the rationale for closing the proceedings at this stage and that this decision was not taken lightly.

“Despite the media and public interest in this case, we decided not to comment on it in more detail.

“However, I would like to take this opportunity to reiterate GMP’s commitment to investigating allegations of violence against women and girls and supporting those affected, whatever their circumstances, during what can be a difficult and distressing time for them .

“There is a steady increase in the number of officers receiving specialist training and the force is making more consistent use of the tools available through the criminal justice system to keep people safe and look after victims.

“If you feel you are or may be a victim, don’t let this case stop you from getting help.”

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