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Greenwood offered second chance at international football by new nation

“I would love to have him in my team. Like all coaches, I would like to have the best players in our team,”

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The Manchester United winger, once capped by England, has been offered another chance at international football by Jamaica. Greenwood is eligible to play for the Caribbean country via his father, Andrew.

While speaking to The Athletic, Jamaica coach Heimir Hallgrimsson explained how he does not like to think about it, but the ‘what if’ does linger in his mind once in a while.

“I would love to have him in my team. Like all coaches, I would like to have the best players in our team, but it’s always up to the player himself if he wants to do it.” Heimir explained.

When asked whether his Greenwood’s issues with the law would interfere with their decision if the winger was willing to play for them, Heimir stated that it would be up to the Jamaican Football Federation.

Greenwood hasn’t featured for United or England for over two years now, since his arrest for attempted rape in January 2022.

All the charges against him were dropped last February and United even attempted reintegrating him back into the squad.

These attempts were met with so much backlash, the club had to back down and sent him out on loan to Getafe for the 2023/24 season.

He is doing just alright with the La Liga club, chipping in with 6 goals and 5 assists in 23 appearances.

That is a pretty respectable return, especially considering he had had zero professional football experience for close to 2 years prior to his loan move.

New United part-owner Sir Jim had hinted at being open for a possible return to the club after his loan run out.

In an interview with BBC, Sir Jim explained how a lot had to be taken into consideration before making a decision on Greenwood’s would-be return.

“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. It is not appropriate for me to comment on Mason Greenwood.” the INEOS director commented.

 

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