Manchester United has officially included Mason Greenwood on their list of retained players for the upcoming 2023-24 season. The decision comes despite the young player’s ongoing suspension due to an international investigation.
Erik ten Hag’s side made the announcement on Friday, unveiling the list of retained players, with Greenwood’s name among them. It’s important to note that his inclusion is primarily based on his existing contract with the club, which extends until 2025. This does not indicate the outcome of an internal investigation conducted by Manchester United following the Crown Prosecution Service’s decision to drop charges of attempted rape and assault against Greenwood in February.
While United has yet to reach a definitive decision regarding Greenwood’s future, recent reports suggest that one option being considered is to loan the 21-year-old to a foreign club for the upcoming season. Potential destinations being discussed include Italy, Turkey, and Spain.
Since the initial allegations were made against Greenwood in January, the player has remained suspended by Manchester United and has not been involved with the team. Currently, he has two years remaining on his £75,000-a-week contract at Old Trafford.
The inclusion of Greenwood on the retained players list adds a layer of complexity to his situation, highlighting the contractual obligations between the player and the club. Manchester United’s decision regarding his immediate future is eagerly anticipated by fans and observers alike, as the talented forward seeks to regain his place in professional football.
Kanyi Daily recalls that over a year ago, Mason Greenwood was suspended by the club.