Manchester United football club has suspended 20-year-old star player, Mason Greenwood and he has been arrested by police after his model girlfriend shared bloodied photos alleging he assaulted her.
Greenwood was arrested on suspicion of rape and assault hours after being accused of domestic violence.
Police confirmed the 20-year-old striker remains in custody over the allegations which came to light in a series of graphic Instagram posts.
On Sunday morning, January 30, his girlfriend, Harriet Robson shared photos of her bloodied face, laps and body alleging Greenwood inflicted the injuries on her
A picture showed her eyes filled with tears and what appeared to be a black mark on the ceiling behind her.
She also posted videos on Instagram of a huge cut on her lip as well as bruises across her legs and hip.
The couple has been together since Greenwood’s days in high school.
The club has now issued a statement on Sunday afternoon, January 30, statung that Greenwood will not play or train with the team while the investigation into the series of Instagram posts continues.
The club statement comes after the girl’s father said she was ‘completely devastated’ over the photos because the Manchester United star ‘has been part of our family for two or three years’.
He said: ‘The first thing we knew about this was at 6am this morning. It is dreadful. I’m just coming to terms with it all.
‘As a father you don’t want to know things like that happening to your daughter. The police have been round and she has made a statement to them.
He added: ‘She is completely devastated by it all.’
Two police officers were spotted at the girl’s family home in Stockport, Greater Manchester, on Sunday and took her statement.
Manchester United said it was aware of the allegations, police said they are looking into it while Greenwood’s sponsor Nike said the company was ‘deeply concerned’.
Manchester United on Sunday afternoon said:
‘Mason Greenwood will not return to training or play matches until further notice.’
Greenwood joined Manchester United at the age of six and progressed through the academy ranks.
He made his first start in 2019 and became Man Utd’s youngest ever goalscorer in European competition at the age of 17 years and 353 days against Astana.
The forward has since clocked 129 appearances for the Red Devils, netting 22 goals.
Greenwood also represented England several times as an under-17 and under-21 before being named in the England senior squad in August 2020.
He is the fifth most valuable player in Europe at £119million.