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Cristiano Ronaldo and other Manchester United stars UNFOLLOW Mason Greenwood after arrest for rape & GBH

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CRISTIANO Ronaldo and other Manchester United aces have unfollowed striker Mason Greenwood after he was arrested on suspicion of rape and assault yesterday.

Greenwood, 20, spent the night in a police cell after cops swooped over the allegations which came to light on Sunday morning.

Cristiano Ronaldo and other members of the squad have unfollowed Greenwood

Cristiano Ronaldo and other members of the squad have unfollowed GreenwoodCredit: Reuters
Greenwood spent the night in custody after being arrested yesterday

Greenwood spent the night in custody after being arrested yesterdayCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke

The Premier League club initially said it did “not condone violence of any kind,” but later suspended the £75,000-a-week star as a police probe was launched.

A spokesman for the club said: “Mason Greenwood will not return to training or play matches until further notice.”

Crime scene investigators from Greater Manchester Police were seen parked outside the footballer’s house in Bowdon, Greater Manchester, on Sunday afternoon.

Security staff, thought to have been provided by his club, were present at a second home he owns nearby and they confirmed his parents were inside.

Last night the Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST) tweeted: “The club has now confirmed that Mason Greenwood will not return to training or play matches until further notice.

“MUST fully support the decision of the club in this regard.”

The images and allegations were reportedly visible on the woman’s Instagram on Sunday morning, but have since been deleted.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “Police were made aware of online social media images and videos posted by a woman reporting incidents of physical violence.

“He remains in custody for questioning. Enquiries are ongoing.”

Nazir Afzal, former Chief Crown Prosecutor, added: “These allegations need to be investigated quickly.”

Greenwood joined Manchester United at the age of six and progressed through the academy ranks.

He started playing for the first team in 2019, aged 17, and has made 129 appearances on the pitch for the team.

Greenwood also represented England several times as an under-17 and under-21 before being named in the England senior squad in August 2020

Cristiano Ronaldo, Jesse Lingard, David de Gea and Paul Pogba have all unfollowed him after a woman posted shocking images of her injuries.

Edinson Cavani, Alex Telles and Scott McTominay have also cut ties but Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw and captain Harry Maguire are still following the striker, as is the club’s official Instagram account.

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