The preseason preparation at Manchester United will start this morning, and it looks like the club will decide on Mason Greenwood soon.
Erik ten Hag would have been formulating his plans for the upcoming weeks, but today the first set of players—including recent addition Mason Mount—will return to the Carrington training facility.
One thing to keep in mind is that Mason Greenwood won’t be a part of the group that arrives this morning.
In January 2022, Greenwood, 21, was detained on suspicion of attempted rape, assault, and engaging in coercive behavior.
He can now go free without the public knowing whether or not he is guilty of the crimes after the Crown Prosecution Service dropped those accusations in February.
Manchester United is trying to grasp the situation better by looking into the matter internationally, but it’s unlikely that they will discover anything about Greenwood that the police couldn’t.
It’s crucial to remember that Greenwood has no legal case to answer.
The Athletic claims that there is a perception that United intends to extend Greenwood’s contract with the organization.
According to the report, Ten Hag is open to including Greenwood in his team “at some point.” He is aware that the player can score goals from a purely footballing perspective, and United is now having trouble finding a suitable replacement for Harry Kane in the transfer market.
There have been rumors of a loan move elsewhere, which is probably United’s attempt to calm the situation down a bit because they are aware that if Greenwood returns, there will be criticism from supporters and the media.
But a loan move is now looking more unlikely as the Sporting department wants to keep the England international this summer.
The Mason Greenwood investigation continues, but Manchester United board are yet to find a reason why he shouldn’t be back or included in the team yet.
When will Man Utd make Greenwood decision?
A resolution regarding Mason Greenwood is expected to be made before the start of the Premier League season. There is said to be a difference of opinion between the sporting department and the commercial department of the club.
Erik ten Hag is open to having Mason Greenwood in his team at some point. Ten Hag will rely on the findings of the investigation, but based solely on the sportsman, he believes he has a place in the group.