Mason Greenwood: Manchester United Stars ‘Reject’ Idea to Integrate Embattled Star

Mason Greenwood: Manchester United Stars ‘Reject’ Idea to Integrate Embattled Star

  • Manchester United players have concerns about the possible return of Mason Greenwood
  • The striker has been out for more than one year as he dealt with sexual assault charges
  • There are fears that his return could possibly disrupt the progress made by Erik ten Hag

Manchester United players have reportedly rejected the idea of bringing back Mason Greenwood to the squad.

Greenwood has been suspended by the club for over a year as investigations and subsequent court proceedings took place over his alleged sexual assault case.

The charges have been since been cleared by the Crown Protection Services paving the way for a likely return for the young striker.

Mason Greenwood, Manchester United, Erik ten Hag
Mason Greenwood leaves Manchester's Minshull Street Crown Court on the first day of his trial on November 21, 2022. Photo by Cameron Smith.
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Manchester United released a statement thereafter promising to provide a clear way forward on the future of Greenwood once internal investigations were complete.

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Even as this happens, it has now emerged that some players of the Manchester United squad are not happy with the idea of reintegrating the 21-year-old back into the fold.

The Sun reports that the players would welcome the English back but there are concerns that Greenwood's readmission could derail the squad that has made so much progress under Erik ten Hag this season.

Ten Hag's rebuild

The Dutch manager started his reign at Old Trafford on a rocky path with two back-to-back losses but has since transformed the Red Devils to become an outside contender for the Premier League title this season.

The squad is said to be in solid form and harmony under the former Ajax manager despite the issues with Cristiano Ronaldo.

How Greenwood could be integrated back to the United squad

Sports Brief had earlier reported that the name star boy is often misused nowadays but take it from us, Mason Greenwood was one.

His precision and awareness in front of goal was beyond his years. So much so that he was christened Robin Van Persie. For fans and pundits to compare you with the legendary Dutchman, then there is something you are doing right.

Everything was going right in his career. He had already nailed his place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's starting eleven. Not only was he playing regularly but also came up with important goals for the Red Devils.