What Man Utd intend to do with Mason Greenwood and when a decision will be made has come to light.
The 21-year-old was suspended indefinitely by Manchester United upon learning of his arrest early last year. Greenwood was subsequently charged with multiple serious offences, though the Crown Prosecution Service later dropped all charges.
Explaining their decision, the CPS cited “the withdrawal of key witnesses” and the emergence of “new material” that greatly reduced the chances of securing a conviction.
Man Utd subsequently release an official statement confirming they would conduct an internal investigation before determining how to proceed with Greenwood.
On Tuesday, the Times revealed a host of concerns have already been raised within several sections of the club regarding the idea of reintegrating Greenwood.
They ranged from concerns among both the women’s and men’s team, non-playing female staff members at Carrington, and from the club’s commercial partners.
Now, ESPN have shed new light on the state of play. The outlet have provided detail on how United’s investigation will unfold, along with the viewpoint of manager Erik ten Hag.
ESPN stated United will ‘canvass player opinion’ from both the men’s and women’s teams. The leadership groups among both sections of club will be consulted.
The report adds that while a collective viewpoint is yet to be put forward from either side, individual players do harbour concerns over bringing Greenwood back.
Among the many elements of the saga United will look into is the ‘circumstances surrounding his arrest.’ The Times’ claim commercial partners house concerns is also reiterated by ESPN.
The Times also stressed the final decision will be made by the United’s decision-makers and not Erik ten Hag and his coaching staff.
ESPN add a nugget of information regarding the Dutchman’s stance when claiming he is ‘ keen for there to be no distractions during the second half of the season.’
As such, United’s final decision on Greenwood is unlikely to be announced – or even made – until ‘the summer at the earliest’.
Greenwood transfer chance emerges?
In the event United do decide to part ways, one potential exit route has been speculated.
Turkish outlet FotoSport reported Fenerbahce are strongly considering a move despite the inevitable backlash such a move would bring.
Fenerbahce are understood to have made initial contact over a move they believe could reverse their recent misfortunes.
The Turkish giant haven’t won the Turkish Super Lig since the 2013-14 season and are on course to miss out once again this season. They currently trail runaway leaders Galatasaray by 11 points.
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