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Monday, November 21, 2022 – Manchester United footballer, Mason Greenwood has appeared at Minshull Street Crown Court to face accusations of attempted rape, assault, and controlling and coercive behaviour.
The 21-year-old striker, who has been capped once for England, was re-bailed until a hearing on February 10 next year.
His trial date was set for November 27, 2023, with the case expected to last 10 days.
The three charges he is facing all relate to the same woman.
Greenwood was wearing a dark suit and a hoodie when he walked into court this morning, supported by family members.
The footballer was granted bail at the same court last month, with conditions not to contact witnesses, including the complainant, and to reside at an address in Bow Green Road in Bowdon.
The player was first held in January over allegations relating to a young woman after images and videos were posted online.
He had been on bail since but was arrested in the Trafford area on October 15 for an alleged breach of conditions, then granted bail days later.
The controlling and coercive behaviour charge relates to a period between November 2018 and October this year, where Greenwood is alleged to have made threatening and derogatory comments towards the complainant, as well as accessing and monitoring her social media accounts.
The charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm is dated December 2021.
Within hours of the allegations surfacing online at the beginning of the year, Greenwood was suspended from playing or training with the Old Trafford club.
Nike suspended and later terminated its sponsorship deal with Greenwood, while Electronic Arts confirmed his removal from active squads on its Fifa 22 game.