Matthew Scott

How will Mason Greenwood fare in the court of public opinion?

Mason Greenwood (Credit: Getty images)

Mason Greenwood’s future at Manchester United remains uncertain, but one thing is clear: the footballer will not be available for selection for HMP Strangeways next season.

Greenwood – by all accounts an absurdly talented young footballer – had faced charges of attempted rape, ABH and controlling and coercive behaviour. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced yesterday that they were discontinuing the prosecution:

‘… 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.

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