Manchester United say they have conducted investigation into the sexual scandal involving Mason Greenwood.
Greenwood has not played for the club since he was arrested in January 2022 for attempted rape, assault and coercive control.
But the player had his charges dropped in February this year and awaits the verdict from United over his return.
The club said it has carried out an extensive and thorough investigation into the allegations made against Greenwood following the dropping of all charges against him.
In a statement on Wednesday, the club said it has completed its investigation and will make a decision on Greenwood’s future soon.
This has drawn on extensive evidence and context not in the public domain, and we have heard from numerous people with direct involvement or knowledge of the case.
Throughout this process, the welfare and perspective of the alleged victim has been central to the club’s inquiries, and we respect her right to lifelong anonymity.
We also have responsibilities to Mason as an employee, as a young person who has been with the club since the age of seven, and as a new father with a partner.
The fact-finding phase of our investigation is now complete, and we are in the final stages of making a decision on Mason’s future.
Contrary to media speculation, that decision has not yet been made and is currently the subject of intensive internal deliberation. Responsibility ultimately rests with the Chief Executive Officer.
Once made, the decision will be communicated and explained to the club’s internal and external stakeholders.
This has been a difficult case for everyone associated with Manchester United, and we understand the strong opinions it has provoked based on the partial evidence in the public domain. We ask for patience as we work through the final stages of this carefully considered process.