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Mason Greenwood: Manchester United offer to replace striker’s replica shirts after arrest

Manchester United have offered supporters the chance to swap replica shirts bearing Mason Greenwood’s name.

Greenwood will not play or train at United ‘until further notice’ after being released on bail pending further investigation by Greater Manchester Police.

The 20-year-old was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of rape and assault, then arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and death threats while in police custody.

United reaffirmed that Greenwood would not take part in any matches or training after his release on bail, also reiterating their “strong condemnation of violence of any kind”.

After removing merchandise bearing the Greenwood name from its official online store earlier this week, the club have now offered fans the chance to exchange Greenwood shirts for free.

An email sent to supporters read: “As a United Direct customer, we are writing to you regarding your previous purchase of a personalized Manchester United shirt with Greenwood, given the current circumstances regarding Mason Greenwood.

“We can confirm that United Direct and adidas customers who have purchased a Manchester United shirt personalized with Greenwood’s name and number have the option of swapping it for free for this season’s home shirt personalized with another player’s name. player.”

Several of United’s official sponsors have expressed concern over the allegations, with senior shirt partner TeamViewer “monitoring developments closely”.

Nike confirmed earlier this week that they have suspended their sponsorship deal with Greenwood, while EA Sports have removed the 20-year-old from FIFA 22 releases.

Ralf Rangnick, United’s caretaker manager, insisted Greenwood’s arrest had not been a distraction for the rest of United’s players this week, but admitted the ‘unusual situation’ had inevitably was discussed within the group.

“To be honest, I haven’t spoken much with the current players about what happened, I’m pretty sure they did. Obviously we had internal discussions, but I’m pretty sure that everyone will understand that these internal discussions have to stay internal,” he said.

“It’s an unusual situation for everyone and no one would want to go through that. It’s an ongoing process and we have to focus on tomorrow’s game and then Tuesday’s game at Burnley. That’s all I can say.

“Obviously everyone would have liked these things not to happen, but they did and that’s what life is all about, not just in professional football, you have to stay together and be united on this and carry on.”