Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood remanded in custody with next court appearance on day of England’s World Cup opener
Mason Greenwood has been remanded in custody following an appearance at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
The 21-year-old has been charged with attempted rape, assault and ‘repeatedly engaging’ in coercive and controlling behaviour.
All three charges relate to the same woman.
The Manchester United footballer confirmed his name, date of birth and address at the beginning of the hearing, before the court heard the details of the charges against him.
District Judge Mark Hadfield elected to not grant him bail and he will appear before Manchester Crown Court on Monday, November 21 – the day of England’s World Cup opener against Iran.
Greenwood was first held in January over allegations relating to a young woman after images and videos were posted online.
He had been on bail since but was arrested in the Trafford area on Saturday for an alleged breach of conditions.
The attempted rape is alleged to have taken place in October 2021.
The controlling and coercive behaviour relates to a period between November 2018 and October this year, where he is alleged to have made threatening and derogatory comments towards the complainant, as well as accessing and monitoring her social media accounts.
The charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm is dated December 2021.
Manchester United suspended Greenwood following the allegations, while he was also removed from FIFA 22 and Nike terminated his sponsorship deal.
A statement from the club on Saturday said: “Manchester United notes that criminal charges have been brought against Mason Greenwood by the Crown Prosecution Service.
“He remains suspended by the club, pending the outcome of the judicial process.”