Man Utd fans spot surprising detail on Mason Greenwood's social media profiles as his career hangs in balance | The Sun

Man Utd fans spot surprising detail on Mason Greenwood's social media profiles as his career hangs in balance | The Sun

April 20, 2023

MASON Greenwood's social media profiles still say he is a Nike athlete – despite him being dropped by the global sports brand more than two months ago.

Manchester United fans spotted the mistake on the footballer's Twitter and Instagram accounts, which he hasn't posted on since January 2022.

The forward, 21, stopped playing for the Red Devils last year when he was arrested on suspicion of attempted rape, assault and controlling and coercive behaviour.

Greenwood was cleared of any wrongdoing last month when the Crown Prosecution Service dropped all charges, but his future with the club remains uncertain.

Nike also terminated its multimillion-pound boot deal with the sportsman, who cannot play but is getting his £75,000-a-week wage.

He was officially let go when he was first charged, but a spokesperson suggested Greenwood's deal will not be renewed.


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They said: "Mason Greenwood is no longer a Nike athlete."

However, he continues to publicly affiliate himself with the sportswear giant.

His Instagram, where he has 2.7 million followers, links to the official Nike football page, while he describes himself as a "Nike athlete" on Twitter, where he has 1.3 million.

Footie fans are demanding he "immediately" remove any mention of the brand.

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One said: "Greenwood needs to take off 'Nike athlete' from his Twitter bio or I'll stop using anything."

Another wrote: "I see Greenwood still has Nike on his Twitter. Please remove immediately."

The Sun has contacted Nike for comment.

Greenwood, who has a contract at Old Trafford until 2025, remains suspended, meaning he cannot train or play.

He had his first face-to-face meeting with Man Utd chiefs since his suspension on February 16, sparking rumours he may be gearing up to return.

The summit was his chance to give his account to the club of the circumstances around social media posts by a woman which led to his arrest last year.

A source said: "Only when the club has the full picture can they start to move things forward."

His teammates are said to be hesitant about welcoming him back.

An insider said: "The players are open to him returning to the team but the scrutiny could be massively distracting.

"The dressing room is the happiest it has been for ages and no one wants to rock the boat."

It could mean he seeks a career abroad, with some suggesting he is eyeing a move to China while others say AC Milan is making inquiries.

If Greenwood does leave United, his shirt number will be up for grabs – and one player is primed to take it.

The Express reports that Brazilian star Antony is in the running to inherit number 11.

Before his arrest, Greenwood was valued at around £50million and regarded as one of the hottest young talents in European football.

As well as being dropped by Nike, EA Sports removed Greenwood from its iconic FIFA video game.

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