Mason Greenwood Faces Year-Long Wait For Trial As Man Utd Star Appears In Court

Mason Greenwood's trial for attempted rape will begin on November 27 next year.

The Manchester United footballer, 21, appeared at Manchester's Minshull Street Crown Court this morning for a hearing that lasted less than 10 minutes.

Wearing a black suit, Greenwood spoke only to give his name and address. No plea was entered.

Judge Maurice Greene said that he will be re-bailed until February 10 when he is next expected to attend court for a pre-trial hearing.

Greenwood was formally charged on October 15 with:

  • Engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour between November 1, 2018 and October 15, 2022.
  • Assaulting a person thereby occasioning them actual bodily harm between December 12 and 31, 2021
  • Attempting to rape a woman on October 22, 2021.
  • The Crown Prosecution Service have said that all three charges are in relation to one alleged victim, who cannot be identified at this stage.
  • Following an initial court appearance on October 17, Greenwood was denied bail by a magistrates court judge and remanded in custody. He was released following a successful appeal three days later.
  • Greenwood remains suspended by United “pending the outcome of the judicial process.” Before being charged the club said he was being paid his salary, in the range of £75,000-a-week, in full during the suspension.

    His last appearance came in a Premier League win against West Ham United on January 22. He was immediately dropped by a number of sponsors, including Nike, when the allegations first surfaced. He was also removed from the FIFA computer game series.

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