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Man Utd’s Mason Greenwood removed from FIFA after rape & GBH arrest

MASON Greenwood has been removed from Manchester United’s squad on FIFA after being arrested on suspicion of rape and GBH.

The striker, 20, has spent two nights in a police cell after cops swooped over the rape and GBH claims on Sunday morning.

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Greenwood appears to have been removed from the latest update of the popular gameCredit: Getty
Police have been granted more time to quiz the striker

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Police have been granted more time to quiz the strikerCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke

In an update to the game, which was released on PlayStation, Xbox and PC, Greenwood does not appear on the offline modes.

He is still available to use on the FIFA Ultimate Team game mode however and can still be traded on the game mode’s transfer market.

Greenwood has also been removed from the Manchester United squad list on the game, after the club removed any merch with his name on from their website.

The club’s official partner Cadbury said Greenwood won’t appear on any of their marketing products.

Sponsor TeamViewer also announced that they are “closely monitoring developments”.

Sportswear giant Nike, which provides the striker’s boots, have suspended their sponsorship with the star.

The brand said in a statement: “We have suspended our relationship with Mason Greenwood.

“We are deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and will continue to closely monitor the situation.”

Greenwood has worn Nike boots since breaking into United’s first team in 2019.

He has been suspended indefinitely by his club after being arrested on suspicion of rape and GBH following a series of allegations posted online.

Several of his teammates have also unfollowed the star on social media after the images came to light.

Crime scene investigators from Greater Manchester Police were seen parked outside the footballer’s house in Bowdon, Greater Manchester, on Sunday afternoon.

The Premier League club initially said it did “not condone violence of any kind” and later suspended the £75,000-a-week star as a police probe was launched.

A spokesman for the club said: “Mason Greenwood will not return to training or play matches until further notice.”

The images and allegations were reportedly visible on the woman’s Instagram on Sunday morning, but have since been deleted.

Greater Manchester Police confirmed that detectives had been granted extra time to interview the suspect.

A spokesman for GMP said: “Police were made aware of online social media images and videos posted by a woman reporting incidents of physical violence.

“An investigation was launched and following enquiries we can confirm a man in his 20s has since been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault.

“He remains in custody for questioning. Enquiries are ongoing.”

Several of his teammates have also unfollowed the star on social media

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Several of his teammates have also unfollowed the star on social mediaCredit: Getty

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