Manchester United release club statement regarding Mason Greenwood
Greenwood and Manchester City youngster Phil Foden were seen fraternizing with local women in a room in Reykjavik around England’s Nations League win over Iceland on Saturday.
The duo’s activities were in breach of quarantine rules. Southgate revealed that the activity did not occur in the hotel that England were occupying.
United, meanwhile, have responded to the incident.
According to the report, the club are liaising with the Football Association and are disappointed with Greenwood’s conduct.
It remains to be seen if the player will be allowed into training immediately. With there not being any travel restrictions regarding Iceland, Greenwood may not have to go into quarantine. The club is however yet to make a decision.
Southgate was unable to confirm whether the duo were exempted from quarantine rules.
Greenwood speaks out
Greenwood has since apologized for COVID-19 protocols and has termed his actions as being irresponsible. (h/t MEN)
“Having now had the chance to reflect on what’s happened, I can only apologise to everyone for the embarrassment I have caused.”
The youngster also expressed his regret at betraying the trust shown in him by Southgate. He has vowed to learn from it and never let down his family, teammates or country again.
“I promise my family, the fans, Manchester United and England that this is a lesson I will learn from.”
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Greenwood’s conduct was unbecoming that of a player who represents both United and England.
The player for his part seems to have seen the error of his ways and will hopefully never do something like this in the future. It remains to be seen if an FA investigation decided to punish the player for his transgression.