Embattled Man United youngster and forward, Mason Greenwood has decided to leave the club to ply his trade somewhere else.
The decision was based on mutual agreement between the club, himself and his family to save the club any unnecessary controversy.
Even though the decision was a hard one for him seeing Man United was the club of his childhood, the player admitted to have made many mistakes but certainly of which what he was accused of (rape) wasn’t part of.
It has been a back and forth thing for United weeks ago since Greenwood resumes training secretly, whether he will stay or leave. Compounding the issues was how the media has kept and eye on him like a ‘security watchdog’..
“I want to start by saying I understand that people will judge me because of what they have seen and heard on social media, and I know people will think the worst.
“I was brought up to know that violence or abuse in any relationship is wrong, I did not do the things I was accused of, and in February I was cleared of all charges.
“However, I fully accept I made mistakes in my relationship, and I take my share of responsibility for the situations which led to the social media post.
“I am learning to understand my responsibilities to set a good example as a professional footballer, and I’m focused on the big responsibility of being a father, as well as a good partner.
“Today’s decision has been part of a collaborative process between Manchester United, my family and me. The best decision for us all, is for me to continue my football career away from Old Trafford, where my presence will not be a distraction for the club. I thank the club for their support since I joined aged seven. There will always be a part of me which is United.
“I am enormously grateful to my family and all my loved ones for their support, and it is now for me to repay the trust those around me have shown. I intend to be a better footballer, but most importantly a good father, a better person, and to use my talents in a positive way on and off the pitch.”