Mason Greenwood: Manchester United player will be tried next year for attempted rape | Soccer News


A trial date has been set for Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood, who is charged with attempted rape, controlling and coercive behavior and assault.

The 21-year-old appeared at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester for a hearing on Monday.

The footballer, dressed in a black suit, white shirt and black tie, spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth.

Jason Pitter KC, prosecuting, has requested a case management hearing be held on February 10 next year.

A trial date has been set for November 27, 2023 and the case is expected to last 10 days.

The pleas to the charges were not entered.

Greenwood’s parents were in court for the hearing, which lasted less than 10 minutes.

Judge Maurice Greene granted Greenwood bail on the same terms as before.

The player was first arrested in January over allegations involving a woman after pictures and videos emerged online.

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Mason Greenwood’s trial has been set for November 27, 2023 and the case is expected to last 10 days

He was released on bail but was arrested in October for an alleged breach of conditions.

Greenwood was taken into custody after appearing at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on October 17.

A bail application was granted at a private hearing two days later and he was released at HMP Berwyn, Wrexham.

He was released on bail with conditions not to contact witnesses, including the complainant, and to reside at an address in Bow Green Road, Bowdon.

The attempted rape allegedly took place in October 2021.

The controlling and coercive behavior relates to a period between November 2018 and October this year, during which he allegedly made threatening and derogatory comments towards the complainant, as well as accessing and monitoring her social media accounts.

The charge of assault causing actual bodily harm is dated December 2021.

Hours after the allegations surfaced online earlier this year, the forward – who made one appearance for England – was suspended from playing or training with the Old Trafford club.

Nike suspended and later terminated its sponsorship deal with Greenwood while Electronic Arts confirmed its withdrawal from active teams on its FIFA 22 game.




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