Mason Greenwood has been further arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and threats to kill following his initial arrest on suspicion of rape and assault on Sunday.
The Manchester United forward was arrested after allegations of domestic violence were posted on social media over the weekend.
Shortly before his arrest on Sunday, January 30, Manchester United confirmed Greenwood would 'not return to training or play matches until further notice', adding 'Manchester United does not condone violence of any kind'. Meanwhile, Nike confirmed it had suspended it's sponsorship with the 20-year-old.
Greater Manchester police have since been granted more time to question Greenwood, confirming in a statement today, February 1, that 'following enquiries so far, he has since been further arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and threats to kill.'
'The suspect was detained in custody on Sunday (30 January) afternoon after we became aware of online social media images and videos posted by a woman reporting incidents of physical violence', they added. 'He continues to be questioned after magistrates authorised an extension until tomorrow (Wednesday 2 February)'.
The allegations first came to light on Sunday morning after videos, images and a voice note allegedly of a conversation between the alleged victim and Greenwood were posted online. They have since been deleted.
A police spokesperson earlier confirmed that inquiries were ongoing and a woman was being 'offered specialist support'.
Greenwood made his debut for Manchester United back in 2019 before signing a four-year deal with the club in February last year.
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