Manchester United on Saturday, reacted to the news that its striker, Mason Greenwood, has been charged with attempted rape.
The 21-year-old has also been charged with controlling and coercive behaviour and assault. He is due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court on Monday.
The Premier League club released a statement which read: “Manchester United notes that criminal charges have been brought against Mason Greenwood by the Crown Prosecution Service.
“He remains suspended by the club, pending the outcome of the judicial process.”
Janet Potter, the deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS North West, said on Saturday: “The Crown Prosecution Service has today authorised Greater Manchester Police to charge Mason Greenwood, 21, with attempted rape, engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. All three counts relate to the same complainant.
“Specialist rape prosecutors from CPS North West’s complex casework unit authorised the charges following a review of a file of evidence received from Greater Manchester Police.”
Greenwood was initially arrested in January following allegations made in a series of online posts.