Gary Neville gives verdict on Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood decision

Gary Neville has been discussing Mason Greenwood recently.

Mason Greenwood was suspended by United in January 2022 amid allegations of attempted rape, controlling behaviour and assault last October.

Greenwood stated that he was “in February ... cleared of all charges”, though the Crown Prosecution Service confirmed at the time that the charges were discontinued and the case was “stopped” following the “withdrawal of key witnesses”.

On Monday, it was confirmed that the striker would leave United.

Followings this decision, Manchester United legend Gary Neville was left unhappy with the lack of leadership shown by the club, and said on Sky Sports: “They’ve finally got there.

“I think it was clear from day one, for me and anybody who saw the evidence that was initially released, that he wouldn’t play for Manchester United again.

“I would say that the process in getting there has been pretty horrible. When you have significant and difficult situations like this, it requires authoritative leadership, that comes from the very top and Manchester United don’t have that.

“On an issue like domestic abuse and violence against women, there needs to be independence. It shouldn’t be that Manchester United are the judge and jury on such a significant issue, not just for themselves but also for the game.

“My view is, on issues of this importance and severity, they should be dealt with independently by a panel because it’s been clear that Manchester United have not had the skill and the ability to deal with this situation properly. It’s been well above their grade of experience and ability.”

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Josh Barker

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