Mason Greenwood has apparently been informed that he won’t be able to train with Manchester United again until at least next season, as the club’s international investigation into his rape arrest is not expected to be finished until the summer.
Since January 2022, when charges of attempted rape and assault surfaced and he was detained and charged, United has sidelined the 21-year-old striker. Nevertheless, Greater Manchester Police announced last month that all charges had been dismissed.
Greenwood is believed to have had lengthy conversations with United officials in recent weeks during which he reiterated his wish to return as soon as possible and his dedication to staying at Old Trafford, where he has a contract through 2025.
The club is emphatic that they won’t hurry into a decision, though, and they’re still doing their due research on the circumstances surrounding his arrest and his behavior off the field.
The club is said to be divided on the matter, with football department employees believing that he should be given a second chance and commercial executives being more cautious due to worries about the possible harm to United’s brand.
Following the initial revelation of the claims, Greenwood lost her sponsorship from Nike, EA Sports, and Cadbury.
Although his squad number, 11, has not been assigned a new number, his shirt is no longer for sale.
Since being suspended, the former England Under-21 scorer has still received his £70,000 weekly salary.