Manchester United has postponed their final call regarding Mason Greenwood’s potential return to the team.
The young forward, aged 21, has been on a suspension from the club since January 2022 following allegations of domestic abuse, with incriminating photos and videos appearing on social media platforms.
Despite being taken into custody and a subsequent case formulated by the Crown Prosecution Service, it was ultimately dismissed due to the absence of crucial witness testimonies.
In light of these events, Manchester United embarked on its own rigorous inquiry into the situation to determine Greenwood’s future with the squad.
And now finally, United’s Chief Operating Officer, Collette Roche, has spoken about the situation, emphasizing the club’s responsibility in the decision-making process. This comes especially after female players faced undue backlash on social media following misinformed news reports implying they had a say in the outcome.
Roche commented to The Athletic, “We’ve undertaken an exhaustive internal review and have reached out to numerous individuals to get clarity beyond the initial police investigation.”
She continued, “While we have sought input from relevant stakeholders, the ultimate choice rests solely with us.”
Additionally, Rick McGagh, who oversees fan engagement at Manchester United, clarified, “It’s incorrect to assume that the fan advisory board had a comprehensive discussion about our impending decision. This wasn’t a group consultation.”
Reports indicate that Greenwood, with the club’s approval, has been undergoing individual training sessions away from Carrington and was spotted in a training drill just last week.