After all accusations against the striker, including attempted rape, violence, and coercive and controlling behavior, were dismissed, United had contemplated reintegrating Greenwood into the team.
He could no longer pursue a career at United, they concluded after opposition from supporters, employees, and politicians. He scored his first goal for Getafe, a Spanish team in La Liga, on the weekend after being loaned to them.
The Athletic claims that staff members have expressed their displeasure with the club’s handling of the incident and remain upset to Arnold in a staff meeting.
One employee expressed dissatisfaction with United’s statement at the time, which asserted that Greenwood had not committed the crimes for which he was charged, and claimed it had sparked widespread online and offline abuse of female employees and women in general.
Arnold responded that the club was “dealing with all the negative, hateful and disgusting abuse towards the women’s team, the female members of staff, women in general on social media, as well as emails in our public-facing inboxes and in-person at the matches from fans as a result of you saying in your statement that you found Mason not guilty” .
The club was providing more education and welfare support to players to promote “healthier relationships and behaviors,” and Arnold stated he would support workers who were experiencing such abuse. He also indicated that the club was getting feedback from domestic violence charities.
Additionally, Arnold stated that United had not been made aware of Greenwood’s actions prior to his arrest in January 2022 for his part in the upsetting photos and audio that a woman had posted on social media. He did, however, make mention of Greenwood’s “life choices,” such as the time he and Phil Foden broke coronavirus laws by bringing two women into the England team’s hotel before a game against Iceland.
Before his arrest, Mason Greenwood was not suspected of any acts of violence or domestic abuse, Arnold informed the audience.
The young man was unsure of several of his life decisions. Some of these are well-known. Many of you will be aware of the England team’s recent trip to Iceland, for instance, although those are entirely different from the accusations that caused his suspension.
“And equally, a lot of effort was made to support Mason as he made the transition to the first team to make sure that he was responsible for his decisions and behaviour and those were reflective of the club.”