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Mason Greenwood and Harriet Robson. Photo: Twitter

UPDATE: When will Mason Greenwood face trial?

Embattled Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood is only expected to learn his fate towards the end of next year.

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Mason Greenwood and Harriet Robson. Photo: Twitter

Towards the end of October, it was confirmed that Mason Greenwood had avoided an immediate stint in jail after being released on bail in a private hearing. This related to charges including attempted rape and coercive behaviour. He will face trial in November 2023.

On 21 November, Greenwood, appeared before a judge at his latest court hearing, with the case adjourned until 10 February. It’s expected that a trial will only take place from 27 November next year.

Back in October, Greenwood was remanded in custody after appearing at Manchester Magistrates’ Court charged with attempted rape, controlling and coercive behaviour and assault.

It was thought that he could end up spending at least a month in jail, but he was granted bail after another hearing at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester.

Following the hearing, a spokesman for the court said bail had been granted, with conditions not to contact witnesses, including the complainant, and to reside at an address on Bow Green Road in Bowdon.

Previously, reports stated that the 21-year-old had been arrested once again after breaking the terms of his previous bail agreement in relation to domestic abuse and sexual assault allegations that emerged earlier this year.

It was then later confirmed that the “CPS has authorised GMP to charge Mason Greenwood, 21, with attempted rape, engaging in controlling + coercive behaviour, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. All 3 counts relate to same complainant.”

Prosecuting authority Rebecca Macaulay-Addison stated that Greenwood was accused of attempting to rape the complainant on 22 October 2021, assault in December 2021, and controlling and coercive behaviour between November 2018 and October this year. This would imply at least some of Greenwood’s “controlling and coercive behaviour” continued well after the allegations from former girlfriend Harriet Robson first were exposed at the end of January this year.

Greenwood was also apparently accused of monitoring the complainant’s social media accounts and “making threats and derogatory comments towards her, amounting to a serious effect upon her”, Macaulay-Addison added.



Towards the end of June, it was confirmed that Greenwood had his police bail extended once again as investigations continued after damning videos and images came to light on the social media account of Robson.

Greenwood has since remained under ongoing investigation based on charges related to the “rape and assault of a young woman” and “suspicion of sexual assault and threats to kill”.

Increasingly it appears that his future with Manchester United will be viewed as untenable, and the club has released a brief statement following the latest developments.

“Manchester United notes that criminal charges have been brought against Mason Greenwood by the Crown Prosecution Service,” a statement read. “He remains suspended by the club, pending the outcome of the judicial process.”

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Mason Greenwood remains indefinitely suspended by Man United. Photo: Paul Ellis/AFP.