While striker Mason Greenwood is on indefinite suspension from Manchester United, the club has continued to pay him his usual £75,000 weekly salary.
The 21-year-old was accused of rape by his ex-girlfriend Harriet Robson back in January. To this day, he still stands trial for the same crimes.
Greenwood was held for a few days before being released on bond. His life has changed drastically since he went from the spotlight and paparazzi to complete anonymity.
The Manchester United forward has reportedly avoided the public eye ever since his arrest, with the Daily Mirror reporting that he is rarely seen in the city.
Greenwood last suited up for Manchester United on January 22, 2022, when the club hosted West Ham at Old Trafford.
Since his allegations have escalated from suspicion of rape to sexual assault and threatening to kill the complainant, it’s hard to imagine him wearing that jersey anytime soon.
The most recent request for an extension of the Red Devils striker’s bail was granted in June. His bail has already been extended twice. The club has also done what it can to help fans forget that Greenwood was ever a member of their family.
Before their preseason game against Rayo Vallecano, Manchester United’s official megastore did not include any merchandise featuring the suspended striker.
Additionally, the club did not include Greenwood’s No. 11 shirts in their online store when they debuted their new jerseys for the 2022/23 season. The only place where fans can be sure that the 21-year-old is still being paid by the Old Trafford club is on the official website.
The athlete’s former sponsor, Nike, took swift action when he was arrested by cutting ties with him only a few days later.
Manchester United will keep paying him £75,000 per week until he leaves the club, as per his contract. A sum that they must pay until 2025 unless the court with jurisdiction over the case clarifies the situation or makes a ruling.
How Much Does Mason Greenwood Make?
Mason Greenwood earns an average salary of £3,900,000 each year. Greenwood will earn a base salary of £3,900,000 and a cap hit of £3,900,000 in 2022.