Mason Greenwood has been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault by the Greater Manchester Police.
A man in his twenties has been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault against a lady, according to Greater Manchester Police.
The force had been made aware of “online social media photographs and videos posted by a woman describing acts of physical violence,” according to a statement released on Sunday afternoon.
Greater Manchester Police said the individual is currently being held in custody for questioning and that investigations are ongoing.
Mason Greenwood, a Manchester United attacker, was previously linked to the allegations and has since been suspended from all first-team duties by the club.
“We are aware of images and allegations circulating on social media,” a club spokesperson initially said on Sunday morning, adding: “We will not make any further comment until the facts have been established.
Manchester United does not condone violence of any kind.”
“Mason Greenwood will not return to training or play matches until further notice,” United said in a statement.
The charges were made public on Instagram, where they were accompanied by photos, video, and an audio recording purporting to be a discussion between the lady and Greenwood. They’ve subsequently been taken down.
Meanwhile, Greenwood is sponsored by Nike, who have released their own statement on the matter.
“We are deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and will continue to closely monitor the situation,” they said.