Ralf Rangnick sends message to Manchester United players amid Mason Greenwood scandal

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Ralf Rangnick has tasked his Manchester United players to be united, amid the ongoing scandal surrounding Mason Greenwood.

The 20 year old spent three nights in police custody this week, after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting and raping his 18 year old girlfriend, Harriet Robson.

United have since moved to distance themselves from the forward, who has been granted bail, pending investigations into the matter.

A statement from the club on Thursday confirmed he is still suspended, while fans have been told they can exchange merchandise with his name at the back for free, with further production and sale stopped for now.

Speaking about the matter during a recent press conference, Rangnick said it was an unusual situation for Man United, as he called for more unity focus from his players.

“To be honest, I didn’t speak that much with the players about what happened, but I’m pretty sure that they did,” said United’s interim manager.

“Obviously it was a topic within the team. They’re human beings and Mason was part of the group before we had our (winter) break.

“Everybody would have wanted those things not to happen, but they did.

“This is what it’s all about in life, not only in professional football, that you have to stay together and be united on that and still keep going.

“It’s an unusual situation for everybody and nobody would want to experience that. It’s an ongoing process and we have to put our focus on tomorrow’s game and then Tuesday’s game at Burnley. This is all I can say.”