Mason Greenwood Has ‘No Desire’ to Play for Man United Despite Ratcliffe’s Comments

Mason Greenwood Has ‘No Desire’ to Play for Man United Despite Ratcliffe’s Comments

Martin Moses
updated at February 28, 2024 at 1:36 PM
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  • Mason Greenwood has reportedly made up his mind on Manchester United's return
  • Sir Jim Ratcliffe recently opened the door for a possible comeback for the striker
  • Greenwood, who is currently with Getafe, is contracted by the Red Devils until 2025

Mason Greenwood's case could take a dramatic turn if recent reports are anything to go by. Manchester United's new minority owner, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, recently discussed the teenage striker's situation, opening the door for a potential return in the summer.

Ratcliffe, who completed a 27.7% takeover of the club, will be in charge of football operations, and Greenwood's situation falls firmly on his desk.

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Mason Greenwood is on loan at Getafe from Manchester United. Photo by Alex Caparros.
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The 22-year-old is still contracted by Manchester United but was sent out on loan to Getafe last year following the Crown Prosecution Service's decision to drop his assault case.

His return to Erik ten Hag's squad received backlash, with the club opting to send him out on loan. He has scored seven times and registered five assists, attracting interest from clubs like Barcelona.

Ratcliffe's stance on Greenwood

His return to form has prompted questions about whether Ratcliffe would be tempted to bring him back to the club. Speaking to the media, the INEOS owner disclosed the conditions under which the academy graduate could be permitted back to the club.

"We need to look at facts, judge fairly and take into consideration what the values of the club are. Then we come out of that with a decision," he told the BBC.

However, the Athletic now reports that the comments reached Greenwood, but he has 'no desire' to play for the club again.

The report indicated that the striker felt that the club should have done more to support him, no matter what the public perception was at that time. There is also the matter of facing pressure and increased scrutiny if he returns to England compared to remaining in Spain.

He has settled well in Madrid with his partner and newborn baby.

Erik ten Hag's future at Manchester United

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Ratcliffe discussed Erik ten Hag's future at the club. Ten Hag came under sharp scrutiny after the club regressed despite winning the Carabao Cup and finishing third last season.

Ratcliffe, however, steered clear of the topic, choosing to discuss the failure of Manchester United managers since the exit of Sir Alex Ferguson.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)