MANCHESTER UNITED striker Mason Greenwood has been expelled from England.
He will not be considered for Three lions option until any potential legal proceedings against him are completed.
Police also announced further investigation into allegations of assault, sexual assault and death threats.
SunSport understands that England head coach Gareth Southgate is not interested in selecting the striker until the legal proceedings are over.
Greenwood has not played for England since being sent home from the Nations League squad in Iceland in September 2020.
Following his Reykjavik debut, he was announced to be leaving – along with Manchester City’s Phil Foden – after they broke Covid isolation guidelines to met two women in the team hotel.
The FA will respect both United’s stance and the criminal procedure but there are no plans yet for Wembley chiefs to participate.
Greenwood has been indefinitely suspended from United hours after allegations surfaced on social media.
Greater Manchester Police on Wednesday confirmed that the £75,000-a-week star is now out on bail.
A statement said: “A 20-year-old man arrested (on Sunday 30 January 2022) on suspicion of raping and assaulting a woman has been released on bail pending further investigation.”
Police vans investigating crime scenes were seen parked outside the footballer’s home after the statement was made on Sunday.
Security staff, believed to be provided by his club, were at a second home he owns nearby and they confirmed his parents were in it.
In a statement, United said: “Manchester United reiterates its strong condemnation of violence of any kind.
“As previously announced, Mason Greenwood will not train or play for the club until further notice.”
The Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST) tweeted: “The club have now confirmed that Mason Greenwood will not be returning to training or playing games until further notice.
“MUST fully support the club’s decision in this regard.”
https://www.thesun.ie/sport/football/8306030/mason-greenwood-banished-england-rape-man-utd-southgate/ Mason Greenwood was expelled from England amid rape investigation as Gareth Southgate ruled to choose suspended Man Utd striker