The 5 Conditions Set for Greenwood’s Return to Manchester United, According to Sir Jim Ratcliffe

The 5 Conditions Set for Greenwood’s Return to Manchester United, According to Sir Jim Ratcliffe

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
February 21, 2024 at 6:56 PM
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  • Mason Greenwood could return to Manchester United soon
  • Part owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe has left the door open for his return
  • The British billionaire purchased a 27.7% stake in United

Sir Jim Ratcliffe has outlined the conditions for Mason Greenwood's potential return to Manchester United.

Greenwood was loaned out to Getafe at the beginning of the current season and has since enjoyed a successful spell at the La Liga club based in Madrid.

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Mason Greenwood could make a sensational return to Manchester United under certain conditions. Photos by Alex Caparros and Naomi Baker.
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The 22-year-old faced suspension in January 2022 following allegations of assaulting a woman, although the charges were later dropped.

Subsequently, he was sent on loan to Getafe for the remainder of the season after a thorough investigation by Manchester United into the incident.

Initially, it was speculated that Greenwood, a product of United's academy, would not feature for the club again.

The conditions set for Greenwood's United return

However, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, speaking for the first time since his ownership stake of 27.7% in Manchester United was confirmed, delineated the terms under which Greenwood could potentially make a comeback.

"We'll try to understand the facts, not the hype," the British billionaire began, as quoted by Fabrizio Romano on X.

He proceeded to outline the criteria that the Red Devils will take into account before considering the return of the academy product to Old Trafford.

"We'll use values like is he a good guy or not, could he play sincerely for well, would we be comfortable with it, would the fans be comfortable with it?".
"Then we will decide".

Ratcliffe vows to 'deal' with Man City, Liverpool

Meanwhile, the 71-year-old business mogul has echoed the sentiments of Sir Alex Ferguson by pledging to dethrone "noisy neighbours" Manchester City and Liverpool within three years as he outlines his plans to rejuvenate Manchester United, Sky Sports reports.

Expressing his ambition to challenge City and Liverpool for both domestic and European honours, Ratcliffe evoked the spirit of United's legendary former manager.

However, he urged fans to exercise patience, emphasising that it will take at least two or three seasons for INEOS to steer the club in the desired direction.

Ratcliffe, a minority investor at Manchester United, recently acquired a 27.7 per cent stake, granting his company, INEOS, control over football operations.

Ratcliffe completes Man United purchase

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the British billionaire expressed his appreciation for the "great honour" and "responsibility" of becoming a co-owner of Manchester United following the finalisation of Ratcliffe's purchase of a minority stake on Tuesday.

The 71-year-old's investment, which grants him control over football operations at the 20-time English champions, received approval from the Premier League and the English Football Association last week.

He plans to inject an additional $100 million by the end of this year to facilitate investment in infrastructure at Old Trafford.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.