Manchester United are said to be closely monitoring Mason Greenwood’s training progress as they mull over the next steps concerning his future.
The young forward, now 21, has been absent from United’s lineup since January 2022 due to serious allegations, including attempted rape, assault, and coercive control. Following these allegations, he was sidelined from Carrington training for one and a half years. Although the charges were dismissed in February 2023, United initiated an in-house review to determine his position within the club.
Even as the top-flight team remains undecided about Greenwood’s possible return to the squad, recent images and videos show him training in open parks.
According to The Manchester Evening News, Greenwood’s training sessions are being overseen by a coach who previously worked with United’s junior team. This coach has also mentored young United talents like Kobbie Mainoo and Dan Gore. The club is said to be assessing the information from these sessions as they prepare to release a statement about Greenwood’s situation.
An official update about Greenwood’s status at Old Trafford is anticipated before Manchester United’s season-opening clash against Wolves on Monday, August 14.
It’s worth noting that Greenwood’s current deal with United stretches until 2025. Since his legal ordeal began in January 2022, he has been on a paid suspension. Additionally, there’s buzz about a potential loan move, with several overseas clubs reportedly keen on securing his services.
Greenwood has played 129 times for United and scored 35 goals. He made his England debut against Iceland in September 2020.