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English footballer (born 2001)

Mason Greenwood

Greenwood with Manchester United in 2017
Personal information
Full name Mason Will John Greenwood
Date of birth (2001-10-01) 1 October 2001 (age 21)
Place of birth Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (181 m)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Manchester United
Number 11
Youth career
2007–2018 Manchester United
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018– Manchester United 83 (22)
National team
2015 England U15 1 (0)
2017–2018 England U17 6 (1)
2018 England U18 5 (1)
2019– England U21 4 (1)
2020 England 1 (0)
Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:02, 22 January 2022 (UTC)

Mason Will John Greenwood (born 1 October 2001) is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Manchester United

Coming through the youth system, Greenwood scored in a UEFA Europa League match against Astana in September 2019, to become the club’s youngest ever goalscorer in European competition at the age of 17 years, 353 days His senior international debut for England came in September 2020, in a UEFA Nations League game against Iceland

In January 2022, Greenwood was arrested on suspicion of raping and assaulting a woman, and a few days later on suspicion of sexual assault and threats to kill Since then, Greenwood has not trained with, or appeared for, either his club or his national team He was charged in October 2022 for attempted rape, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and controlling and coercive behaviour

Club career

Manchester United

Early career

Greenwood joined Manchester United at the age of six, playing at the club’s development school in Halifax After progressing through the academy ranks, he joined up with the Under-18 squad for the 2017–18 season, despite being eligible for the Under-16s, and finished as top scorer of the U18 Premier League North with 17 goals in 21 games In May 2018, Greenwood was named Player of the Tournament as the youth side won the ICGT Trophy in the Netherlands

2018–19 season: Debut year

In July 2018, Greenwood travelled with the first team on their pre-season tour of the United States On 20 July, he made his non-competitive debut as a 76th-minute substitute in a 1–1 draw against Club America On 2 October, Greenwood signed his first professional contract with the club In December, he was selected by José Mourinho to train with the first team ahead of their UEFA Champions League match against Valencia

On 6 March 2019, under the management of Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Greenwood made his competitive debut as an 87th-minute substitute in a 3–1 win against Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League At the age of 17 years and 156 days, he became the second-youngest player to represent the club in a European competition (behind only Norman Whiteside) and the youngest ever in the Champions League era Four days later, he made his Premier League debut from the bench in a 2–0 defeat to Arsenal to become one of the club’s youngest league debutants

On 7 May, Greenwood was named Premier League 2 Player of the Month for April At the end of the season, he received the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award, given each year to the best player in the club’s youth teams On 12 May, the final day of the season, Greenwood made his first senior start for the club in a 2–0 defeat to Cardiff City

2019–20 season: First team breakthrough

Greenwood’s first United goal came in their Europa League opener against Kazakh side Astana on 19 September; scoring the only goal of the game to become the club’s youngest ever goalscorer in European competition at the age of 17 years, 353 days On 7 November, he scored in United’s 3–0 win over Partizan Belgrade, qualifying them for the knockout stages of the competition On 24 November, Greenwood scored his first league goal in a 3–3 draw with Sheffield United On 12 December, he scored twice and won a penalty in the final game of the Europa League group stage against AZ Alkmaar Manchester United won the game 4–0 and finished top of their group

On 11 January 2020, after failing to score in three consecutive matches, Greenwood scored once in a 4–0 win over Norwich City Fifteen days later, he scored his first FA Cup goal as United defeated Tranmere Rovers 6–0 Greenwood scored again four weeks later, in a 3–0 league win against Watford On 12 March, he scored his fifth European goal during a 5–0 win over LASK of Austria; becoming the first teenager to score at least five goals in a single European season for United

After a three-month suspension of football caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Greenwood played in all six of United’s matches as of 9 July 2020 He failed to score in the first three, but delivered a total of four goals in the next three, including a brace in a 5–2 win against Bournemouth on 4 July After that, he scored against Aston Villa; making him only the fourth player aged below 19 to score in three consecutive Premier League appearances and the first since Francis Jeffers did so for Everton in 1999

2020–21 season: Number 11

After wearing the number 26 for his breakout season in 2019, Greenwood was given the number 11 shirt by Manchester United on 4 September 2020 He joined a famous list of players to wear the number 11, most notably Ryan Giggs, a fellow academy product who retired in 2014 as the leading appearance maker for United with 963 On 22 September, Greenwood scored his first goal of the season in a 3–1 away victory over Luton Town in the third round of the EFL Cup On 28 October, Greenwood scored his first goal in the UEFA Champions League in a 5–0 win over RB Leipzig; the goal came from his first ever shot in the competition On 5 December, he scored his first league goal of the season in a 3–1 away win against West Ham United

On 24 January 2021, Greenwood scored his first FA Cup goal of the season in a 3–2 home win against arch rivals Liverpool in the fourth round On 2 February, Greenwood played a full 90 minutes in Manchester United’s Premier League record-equalling 9–0 home win against Southampton On 4 April, he broke a four-month goal drought in the league, scoring the winner against Brighton & Hove Albion which ended 2–1 at home Greenwood excelled in April with four league goals in four matches, including a brace against Burnley This earnt him his first nomination for Premier League Player of the Month which was won by teammate Jesse Lingard who was on loan at West Ham On 29 April, Greenwood scored his first goal in the UEFA Europa League for the season against Roma during the first leg of the semi-finals in a 6–2 home victory

On 9 May, Greenwood scored another goal against Aston Villa in a 3–1 away win Two days later, Greenwood scored against Leicester City, assisted by Amad Diallo, in a 2–1 defeat; the goal was the first time in 15 years a teenager assisted another for a Premier League goal On 26 May, Greenwood played in his first cup final in the 2021 Europa League against Villarreal at the Stadion Gdańsk Greenwood played 100 minutes before being substituted in the first period of extra time for Fred, the match was even at 1–1 before it went to penalties which ended 12–11 to Villareal

2021–22 season

Greenwood playing for Manchester United in 2021

On 14 August 2021, Greenwood scored his first goal of the season in a 5–1 win over Leeds in Manchester United’s opening match of the 2021–22 Premier League season On 29 August, Greenwood scored the goal that secured a 1–0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, becoming the second teenager in Premier League history after Robbie Fowler to score in each of his team’s first three games of a season, and helped United breaking the record of most consecutive away matches undefeated in English football history with 28 On 8 December, Greenwood scored his first goal in the 2021–22 Champions League against BSC Young Boys in a 1–1 draw for interim manager Ralf Rangnick’s first Champions League game with the club

International career

Greenwood has represented the England under-17 team making six appearances in 2017–18 and was part of the squad in the Algarve Tournament in Portugal

On 30 August 2019, Greenwood was included in the England under-21 squad for the first time and made his debut as a 59th-minute substitute during the 3–2 win against Turkey on 6 September in qualifying for the 2021 European Under-21 Championship On 19 November, Greenwood scored his first goal for the U21s; equalising against the Netherlands in a match which England ultimately lost 2–1

On 25 August 2020, Greenwood was named in the England senior squad for the first time He made his debut on 5 September in a 1–0 away win over Iceland in a 2020–21 UEFA Nations League A match, coming on as a 78th-minute substitute On 7 September, Greenwood, along with England teammate Phil Foden, was withdrawn from the England squad after breaking COVID-19 quarantine guidelines in Iceland by leaving the part of the hotel that the England squad was occupying; media reports alleged that Greenwood and Foden had met two women in another part of the hotel

Despite his strong start to the 2020–21 season where he had scored three goals in three games, Greenwood was not selected for the September 2021 World Cup Qualifiers for England by manager Gareth Southgate who stated, “He is in our thoughts, I’ve spoken with him and his club, he is a player we really like We are all very conscious that he makes the progression at the right time”

Style of play

Greenwood began his career as a midfielder but gradually evolved into a centre forward He often plays on the right flank for Manchester United, as well as moving more centrally to occupy as a second striker when the ball is fed into the penalty area During his early career, several of his goals have seen him dropping a shoulder or chopping the ball to get it on to his left foot before scoring He also often reverses his shot by aiming low for the near post from the right of the box

In May 2018, former Manchester United player Clayton Blackmore said: “He’s great on the ball and very good with both feet He’s the first person I’ve seen that takes penalties and free-kicks with his wrong foot I’ve never come across anyone like that!” In March 2019, former academy coach Mark Senior said: “People says he’s like the new Robin van Persie but I don’t know I think he’s his own man I’ve not seen another player like him His style means his pace is deceptive because he is absolutely rapid”

In July 2019, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær praised Greenwood during their pre-season tour, saying: “He can play all of the front-three positions, or across the front four, as he can play number 10, number seven, number 11 and number nine He’s a natural footballer with his left foot, coming in, but he’s got two feet and can play anywhere along the front He’s just a natural When he takes a penalty with his right, then takes a penalty with his left, free-kicks with his left, free-kicks with his right He is almost what you’d call 50:50, maybe 51:49 left-footed”

Personal life

Greenwood was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, and raised in the Wibsey area of the city He is of Jamaican descent His family has a background in sports; his sister, Ashton, is a track athlete

2022 arrests

On 30 January 2022, Greenwood was accused of assault against a woman, in a series of posts on her social media The posts included images and video of apparent injuries, as well as audio where a woman tells a man whom she called Mason: “I don’t want to have sex”, to which the man replies that he “doesn’t care” and, when told to stop again, he replied: “I asked you politely, and you wouldn’t do it, so what else do you want me to do” The man later says: “Push me again one more time and watch what happens to you”

Later on 30 January, Greenwood was suspended by United, and arrested by Greater Manchester Police on suspicion of rape and assault of a woman On 1 February, Greenwood was further arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and threats to kill By then, sports apparel company Nike had said that it suspended its relationship with Greenwood, and video game company EA Sports had said it removed Greenwood from its FIFA games

On 2 February, Greenwood was released on bail pending further investigation Within a week, Nike stopped sponsoring Greenwood In April 2022, his bail was extended to mid-June

On 15 October 2022, Greenwood was arrested for allegedly breaching his bail conditions by contacting his accuser The same day, he was charged with attempted rape for an alleged incident on 22 October 2021, assault occasioning actual bodily harm for an alleged incident in December 2021, and engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour from November 2018 On 17 October 2022, he was initially remanded into custody until 21 November 2022, but on 19 October 2022, after a private hearing at Minshull Street Crown Court, he was granted bail with conditions not to contact witnesses, including the complainant, and to reside at an address in Bowdon

Career statistics

Club

As of match played 22 January 2022
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup EFL Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester United 2018–19 Premier League 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
2019–20 Premier League 31 10 5 1 4 1 9 5 49 17
2020–21 Premier League 31 7 4 2 3 1 14 2 52 12
2021–22 Premier League 18 5 1 0 1 0 4 1 24 6
2022–23 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 83 22 10 3 8 2 28 8 129 35
Manchester United U21 2019–20 1 1 1 1
Career total 83 22 10 3 8 2 28 8 1 1 130 36

International

As of match played 5 September 2020
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
England 2020 1 0
Total 1 0

Honours

Manchester United

  • UEFA Europa League runner-up: 2020–21

Individual

  • Premier League 2 Player of the Month: April 2019
  • Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year: 2018–19
  • IFFHS Men’s Youth (U20) World Team: 2021

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