MANCHESTER UNITED’s troubles have intensified with a dressing room dispute over Mason Greenwood’s arrest as the stars clash over whether it was right to disappear from him.
Players including Edinson Cavani, Cristiano Ronaldo and Victor Lindelof adrift cut the 20-year-old following his arrest on suspicion of rape and assault by unfollowing him on Instagram.
That decision is said to have put pressure on other teammates to do the same to each other.
A source told The Sun on Sunday that some members of the first team felt it was wrong to ostracize Greenwood on the basis that he is innocent until proven guilty.
The source said: “One player in particular is furious about it. He feels that Mason’s remains show that they are not together.
“If Mason is convicted of what he is charged with, then clearly all the players will be horrified.
“But the police haven’t even decided if they have enough evidence to charge him or not yet.
“Some of those closest to him feel that the course of justice should be allowed to follow.
“But when some of the players started to quit, they felt like they had to too.
“One of the players said it showed how the team was not united and it showed that too many times they acted as individuals.”
Greenwood was arrested last Sunday and questioned on suspicion of rape, sexual assault, battery and death threats.
He has been suspended from the first team squad by United and all of their merchandise has been removed from sale.
Some fans even BURNED £65 replica shirts bearing the Greenwood name.
United manager Ralf Ragnick said on Thursday the striker’s arrest had been an “issue within the team”.
He added: “We had internal discussions, but I’m pretty sure everyone will understand that those internal discussions need to stay internal. It’s an unusual situation for everyone.”
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