KICKED OUT MASON Greenwood has been dropped by sponsor Nike despite no longer facing charges of attempted rape, assault and coercive control.
A spokesperson for the global sports brand simply told The Domoredo Online: “Mason Greenwood is no longer a Nike athlete”.
Mason Greenwood has been dropped by Nike
A spokesperson for the brand said: ‘Mason Greenwood is no longer a Nike athlete’
The Manchester United striker was officially dropped by the brand when he was first charged, but Nike’s latest statement appears to confirm his deal will not be renewed.
It comes amid speculation over Greenwood’s future with the brand after he made a telling change to his Instagram profile.
The Premier League ace added both his club and Nike back into the bio on his personal page.
This prompted questions over whether his sponsorship had been resumed.
Man Utd stars don’t want Greenwood back this season after charges dropped
However, hopes of a renewed deal seem to have been dashed, given Nike’s definitive statement.
The 21-year-old faced charges of attempted rape, assault and coercive control until they were dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service earlier this month.
The case against him collapsed after a number of “key witnesses withdrew” and “new material” came to light.
Greenwood has not returned to training at Old Trafford and remains suspended by his club, on £100,000 per week pay, pending an internal investigation.
However, a source told The Domoredo Online that his teammates don’t necessarily want him back.
They said: “The players are open to him returning to the team but the scrutiny could be massively distracting.
“The dressing room is the happiest it has been for ages and no one wants to rock the boat.”
Meanwhile, sources close to Greenwood revealed he may make a radical move to restart his career if he’s given the boot by United.
He will also continue to be excluded from the FIFA 23 video games, despite no longer facing charges.
For his part, the striker broke his silence on the charges in a statement on February second.
He said: “I am relieved that this matter is now over and I would like to thank my family, loved ones and friends for their support.
“There will be no further comment at this time.”
Greenwood faced charges of attempted rape, assault and coercive control until they were dropped earlier this month
He remains suspended by his club, pending an internal investigation