Man Utd are not providing Mason Greenwood with legal representation following his arrest on suspicion of rape and assault of a woman.
Greenwood has arranged for personal representation during police questioning, as investigations are underway.
On Sunday, Greenwood was arrested while his teammates practiced with manager Ralf Rangnick at Carrington.
Man Utd announced yesterday Greenwood will not feature or train for the club “until further notice”, even when released, but stopped short of formally suspending him, a decision made with due process in mind.
In the context of criminal inquiries, employers have choice over such actions.
After a lady shared photos of bruising and a bleeding lip, as well as recordings of an alleged sexual assault, police went to Greenwood’s residence in search of evidence.
United has previously provided legal aid to players, most recently when Harry Maguire was arrested in Greece in August 2020 on allegations of assault and bribery.
However, when Ravel Morrison and two associates were charged with witness intimidation in Trafford minor court in early 2011, United did not send counsel.