MAN Utd’s boss was grilled by staff over the club’s controversial handling of Mason Greenwood and Antony, insiders say.
PAManchester United CEO held a reportedly tense meeting amid the club’s handling of Mason Greenwood and Antony[/caption]
GettyGreenwood is currently on loan at Getafe[/caption]
GettyAntony has taken a leave of absence after allegations of abuse from three women[/caption]
Among them were queries about United’s handling of Greenwood who was loaned out to Spanish side Getafe after a six-month internal investigation over charges of attempted rape, assault, and coercive control.
The charges against Greenwood were later dropped.
Another item of the crisis talks was Brazilian forward Antony, who is embroiled in a police investigation over allegations by three women of domestic abuse.
Antony has denied the claims made against him.
Arnold reportedly assured staff during the “no-holds barred” meeting that the club promoted an inclusive culture and would never tolerate abuse.
The CEO, who succeeded Ed Woodward in 2022, is also believed to have defended the process involving Greenwood’s suspension and loan to Spain – arguing the decision was only made following a thorough internal investigation.
The club begin their Champions League campaign away at Bayern Munich tomorrow night.
The Sun had previously revealed how following robust criticism over United’s handling of the situation with Greenwood, Old Trafford chiefs spoke at length to Women’s Aid — and other charities — about how to deal with similar situations.
Greenwood played his first match in 20 months on Sunday, coming on as a late sub in a 3-2 victory over Osasuna.
As he ran out on the pitch in the 77th a section of the away support in the stadium chanted “Greenwood, die”.
Osasuna coach Jogoba Arrasate slammed fans for the taunts.
Winger Antony agreed to take time away from the club after accusations of abuse made by three women.
United released a statement on Sunday to announce that Antony, 23, will delay his return to training “in order to address the allegations.”
GettyThe 21-year-old was met with ‘die’ chants as he made his La Liga debut against Osasuna[/caption]
GettyAntony has denied the claims against him[/caption]
GettyThe club faced criticism over a lacklustre start to the season as they prepare to face Bayern Munich tomorrow night[/caption]