Mason Greenwood’s Manchester United return said to be ‘firmly under consideration’
Discussions around his future are ongoing.
Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood could reportedly return to the club following his high-profile court case being dropped last month.
Greenwood hasn’t played for United since their 1-0 over West Ham on 22 January, with the young winger arrested and charged with attempted rape, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, as well as controlling and coercive behaviour shortly after.
However, even despite being arrested again for allegedly breaching the conditions of his bail back in October 2022, the charges were ultimately dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in February and it is now thought that his time at Old Trafford might not be over after all.
As per The Athletic, a potential reintroduction back into the set-up isn’t out of the realm of possibility and an eventual return to the team is said to be “firmly under consideration”.
As the piece goes on to explain, the options being discussed around the club are that before he would even be allowed to return to first-team training and eventually matches, counselling and therapy are likely to be involved.
Moreover, another possibility that has also been floated includes the 21-year-old undergoing a TV interview to address the controversy and own up to his mistakes.
Sources reportedly told the outlet that “United may seek to frame him as a young man who has made mistakes and is remorseful for his actions, while also believing they have a responsibility to help rehabilitate a player who has been on the club’s books since the age of six”.
For now, United have declined to comment on the story but the same sources have insisted that there are no active discussions being had with broadcasters at this time.
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All that being said, his full termination is still very likely and the final decision on his future will apparently be handed down by co-owner Joel Glazer and chief executive Richard Arnold.
Erik ten Hag is also said to have had a call with Greenwood in February to enquire about “how he was feeling physically and mentally”.
Greenwood’s potential return would no doubt load United with a lot of unwanted discussion and controversy, especially given how well things are going at the club of late.
If the England international’s suspension is to be lifted, it still remains unclear how soon this would happen.
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