Manchester United striker, Mason Greenwood has been listed as one of the club’s retained players for the upcoming 2023-24 season, according to an official announcement.
Despite his ongoing suspension due to an international investigation, Greenwood’s inclusion suggests the possibility of his return to the team.
Following his arrest in January 2022, Greenwood has not featured in any matches for Manchester United. While charges of attempted rape, assault, and controlling and coercive behavior were dropped in February 2023, the club is yet to conclude its internal investigation into the matter.
Greenwood’s current contract with the Red Devils extends until 2025. However, it remains uncertain whether he will continue his tenure at Old Trafford, as the club may choose to sever ties with the forward.
Reports indicate that manager Erik ten Hag and “most of the Manchester United squad” are open to welcoming Greenwood back, but the approval of the women’s team and key stakeholders may be necessary for his return to be sanctioned.
Rumors suggest that Greenwood has expressed doubts about playing for the club again and has attracted interest from clubs in Spain, Italy, and Turkey. Another possibility is that he may be loaned out for the 2023-24 season.
In other news, Manchester United has released seven players, including Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe, as part of their squad restructuring.
Additionally, an update on goalkeeper David De Gea reveals that discussions are ongoing regarding a potential new contract. It is expected that De Gea will agree to a new two-year deal with the club.