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Mason Greenwood: Police given more time to question Manchester United player

Police have been given more time to question Manchester United player Mason Greenwood after he was arrested on suspicion of rape and assault.

The 20-year-old was suspended from playing or training with the club following the allegations on Sunday.

Greater Manchester Police said that day it had been made aware of “online social media images and videos posted by a woman reporting incidents of physical violence”.

The force confirmed that “a man in his 20s has since been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault” and said on Monday afternoon that the suspect remains in custody for questioning.

Greater Manchester Police said: “Detectives have been granted additional time to speak to a man in his 20s who is being held on suspicion of rape and assault of a woman.

“The suspect was arrested yesterday afternoon and remains in custody.

“Enquiries are ongoing and the victim is being offered specialist support.

“We remind people to avoid any commentary or sharing of images that could compromise the victim’s right to lifelong anonymity, or risk prejudicing a live investigation with active proceedings.”

The striker, from Bradford, made his debut in 2019 and has since clocked up 129 appearances for Manchester United.

Greenwood made his senior England debut in 2020.

A spokesperson for sportswear giant Nike, which sponsors Greenwood, said in an earlier statement: “We are deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and will continue to closely monitor the situation.”

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