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Mason Greenwood expecting first child

Manchester United forward,Mason Green­wood, has learned he will become a dad for the first time.

The one-cap England interna­tional is suspended by his club, after he was arrested on suspicion of rape and assault in early 2022.

He was subsequently further arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and making threats to kill. All charges against the player were dropped in February 2023, and a statement released on his behalf said he was “relieved that this mat­ter is now over.”

Greenwood’s partner is now pregnant, with the 21-year-old and his family aware and preparing for the birth of the player’s first child. The forward remains suspended by United pending an internal investigation, and is not expected to feature again for the first team this season despite remaining under contract with the club.

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“We have a duty to keep cases under continuous review,” a Crown Prosecution Services spokesper­son said after the charges were dropped. “In this case, a combina­tion of the withdrawal of key wit­nesses and new material that came to light meant there was no longer a realistic prospect of conviction.

“In these circumstances, we are under a duty to stop the case. We have explained our decision to all parties. We would always encourage any potential victims to come for­ward and report to police and we will prosecute wherever our legal test is met.”

According to the Daily Star, United’s internal probe into the matter could take some time. This means Greenwood is unlikely to play again before the end of the 2022-23 campaign.

Greenwood had been due to stand trial in November 2023, but will no longer do so after the charges were dropped. These included one charge of attempted rape and one charge of assault.

Greenwood last played for Man­chester United in January 2022 in a Premier League match against West Ham United. His club have said they will be making “no further comment” at this stage. —MirrorOnline

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