Mason Greenwood

Mason Greenwood: Life, Clubs, Career, Stats and Net Worth

Mason Greenwood is a professional footballer, who plays for Manchester United. A highly controversial figure, he came through the ranks of Manchester United and was highly rated as a forward.

Greenwood put in some excellent performances for the youth team, earning a promotion to the senior team, where he impressed as well. However, he was arrested for alleged harassment, sexual assault, and threats to kill in January 2022. The charges were made by his girlfriend but they were dropped soon after.

Manchester United suspended him from the club and he hasn’t featured since. He spent the 2023–24 season on loan at Spanish side Getafe.

Mason Greenwood Information

  • Full Name: Mason Greenwood
  • Profession: Professional footballer
  • Height: 1.81m
  • Weight: 70 kg
  • Foot: Left-footed
  • Preferred position: Attacker
  • Jersey Number: 11
  • Professional Debut: 2019
  • Date of Birth: October 1, 2001
  • Place of Birth: Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Father: Andrew Greenwood
  • Mother: Melanie Hamilton
  • Siblings: Ashton Greenwood

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Early Career

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Mason Greenwood at Manchester United academy (Pic credits: Manchester United website)

Mason Greenwood began his footballing journey at Manchester United’s development school, having joined in 2007 at the age of 6. He eventually joined the U18 squad in 2017. Despite still being eligible for U16, he scored 17 goals in 21 games in the U18 Premier League North, being the top scorer for the 2017-18 season.

He helped his side win the ICGT trophy in 2017 and was named Player of the Tournament.

Manchester United

Mason Greenwood signed a professional contract with Manchester United in October 2018. He made his debut the following year in March, featuring in a 3-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League.

He became the youngest player to play in the modern Champions League for United at the age of 17 years and 156 days. He made his Premier League debut against Arsenal in March 2019 as well. He won the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award at the club for that season.

He made his first start in a 2-0 defeat against Cardiff City on May 12. Greenwood first scored for Manchester United against Astana in the Europa League on September 19, 2019. He became United’s youngest-ever goal score in the Europa League at the age of 17 years and 353 days. He scored his first league goal against Sheffield United later that year.

In July 2020, he became the first player under 19 to score in three consecutive Premier League games since Francis Jeffers in 1999. It was a breakout season for him, which earned him the No. 11 shirt ahead of the next season, previously worn by the likes of Ryan Giggs.

In February 2021, he signed a new contract which was valid until 2025 with an option of a one-year extension. He went four months without scoring in the league but broke the streak against Brighton & Hove Albion in April. He played 100 minutes in the UEFA Europa League final against Villarreal, which ended in a penalty shootout defeat for Manchester United.

In the 2021-22 season, Greenwood became the first teenager to score in the first three Premier League games since Robbie Fowler. He later became the third-highest scorer for the club before turning 20 with 23 goals. He was behind George Best (37) and Norman Whiteside (39).

Manchester United Suspension

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Mason Greenwood (Pic credits: Getty)

In January 2022, Mason Greenwood was arrested after his partner accused him of sexual assault, harassment and threats to kill. He got bail in February, which was extended a few times before he was again arrested in October for allegedly breaking the bail rules. He received bail a few days later and the charges were eventually dropped in February.

However, Manchester United suspended the forward and conducted their own investigation into the matter. In a statement, they said that Greenwood cooperated and provided all the information. There were reports in early 2023 which suggested that the club might bring him back to the team.

However, this was met with widespread criticism from staff, fans, and aid institutions. Eventually, Greenwood was suspended again in August 2023. Both the club and Greenwood released their statements and the forward was sent out on loan at Getafe.

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Mason Greenwood at Getafe (Pic credits: Getty)

Getafe received widespread criticism for allowing Greenwood to play at their club but they continued to do so. He was eventually named their Player of the Season in May 2024 before leaving.

International Career

Greenwood featured for England’s youth levels – U15, U17, U18 and U21. He didn’t make more than 10 appearances for either the U18 side of the U21 side.

He then moved to the senior side in 2020, making his debut in a UEFA Nations League game against Iceland on September 5. He wasn’t selected for the 2021 World Cup Qualifiers and hasn’t featured for England since.

He can also represent Jamaica at international level.

Style of Play

Mason Greenwood can feature in all three positions in attack but majorly played on the right flank for Manchester United. He would often cut inside and attempt a shot towards the goal. He is known for his directness and shooting ability.

Greenwood can also play as a center-forward and has a decent pace. He can dribble past defenders at times and put in a good cross or attempt a shot.

Personal Life

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Mason Greenwood with partner Harriet Robson (Pic credits: Getty)

Mason Greenwood was born on October 1, 2001, to Andrew Greenwood and Melanie Hamilton. His family have Jamaican roots and hence, he can play for Jamaica at the international level.

In January 2022, Greenwood’s partner accused him of sexual assault and shared pictures and audio recordings on social media as evidence. He was then arrested by the police and suspended by Manchester United. Nike also ended their partnership with him.

Greenwood got bail in February and got another extension in April. He was then arrested again in October 2022 as he met the accuser while the investigation was still going on. He was charged with another alleged rape which dates back to October 2021, alleged violent conduct in December 2021, and alleged coercive behavior in November 2018.

He was again granted bail late in October but on multiple conditions. The charges were eventually dropped in February 2023.

Career Statistics

Manchester United Youth2017-2019474412
Manchester United2019-1293512
Getafe (loan)2023-2436106
Table: Mason Greenwood Career Stats

Net Worth

As per goal90, Mason Greenwood has a net worth of around €2 million. He earned a gross salary of €1,500,000 per season for the 2023-24 season. His contract with Manchester United expires in 2025.

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