According to reports, Man Utd are ‘moving closer’ to making a decision over whether to keep Mason Greenwood at the club beyond this season.
It was announced in February that the case against Greenwood had been discontinued by the Crown Prosecution Service. The Englishman was facing charges of attempted rape and assault.
The decision to drop this case was made following “the withdrawal of key witnesses” and the “new material that came to light meant there was no longer a realistic prospect of conviction”.
Man Utd have since started their internal investigation and they have refused to confirm whether Greenwood will stay at the club until this is concluded.
Greenwood is understood to have several options at his disposal if Man Utd decide to part company with their academy product. Serie A giants Juventus have reportedly already offered him a ‘route back’.
Manchester Evening News are now reporting that ‘United are edging closer to the end of their internal investigation into Greenwood’s conduct and a decision over the forward’s future could come in the next few weeks’. They add.
‘Although no timeframe was put on the investigation, it was unlikely to be concluded once the season entered its final stages, although it could be finalised while talks over a potential takeover progress, with bids for the club still being mulled over by the Glazer family.
‘United’s investigation into Greenwood hasn’t yet been finalised, but the process has moved forward and a conclusion is getting closer.
‘A final decision on what action to take against the player will be made by the Glazers, in consultation with chief executive Richard Arnold.’
Erik ten Hag was recently asked about Greenwood’s future and the head coach said the forward has “showed in the past that he is capable of” scoring, but he reiterated that it is not his decision as to whether he returns.
Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Ten Hag is simply “waiting for Man Utd to decide” what to do with Greenwood.
“I think what Ten Hag said is the reality of the situation is that it is up to the club and it is not up to the manager. So at the moment, he is not deciding anything because it is the club who has to decide what they want to do with that situation,” Romano told GiveMeSport.
“Erik ten Hag would maybe be prepared to discuss with the player and decide where they go from there. But again, it’s on the club and it is not on Ten Hag and this is why he’s just waiting for Manchester United to decide.”
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