Mason Greenwood Removed From Football Manager 2022

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Football Manager 2022's Winter Update has dropped, with a host of changes being made across the board.

Real-life January transfers are now reflected in-game, with rating tweaks and bug fixes also arriving as part of SI's annual major update.

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Another change, arriving with the Winter Update, is the removal of Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood, following the 20-year-old's arrest on Sunday, 30 January.

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Mason Greenwood Removed from FM22

Mason Greenwood will no longer feature in any of Football Manager 2022's game modes, this includes PC, Xbox, and Mobile versions of the game.

The Man United striker was arrested on suspicion of rape and assault on the afternoon of Sunday, 30 January, after a woman alleging incidents of violence posted pictures and videos on social media.

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Manchester United confirmed that the 20-year-old will not be training or playing for the club until further notice.

Manchester United said in a statement:

"We are aware of images and allegations circulating on social media. We will not make any further comment until the facts have been established. Manchester United does not condone violence of any kind."

The removal of Greenwood was always set to arrive with the Winter Update, with SI 'gaffer' Miles Jacobson confirming this at the start of February.

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At the time of his removal from Football Manager 2022, Greenwood was one of the highest-rated youngsters in the game.

What is FM22's Winter Update?

Football Manager 2022's Winter Update brings major changes to the game, with staff changes, transfers and performance-based rating alterations all included.

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This year's Winter Update also saw the return of Versus mode, a multiplayer mode that allows players to export their teams, or chose pre-existing ones, facing off against the AI or their mates.

Click here to find out everything you need to know about FM22's Winter Update.