Mason Greenwood Seeking A Return To Premier League As Jim Ratcliffe’s Offer Strikes

By Shyam
4 Min Read

Mason Greenwood, a Manchester United loanee, may yet return to the UK for private reasons, and Dan Ashworth has started speaking with possible managers.

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Mason Greenwood might think about going back to Manchester United to help his parents with their purported marital issues. It was decided that the 22-year-old striker had no future at Old Trafford, therefore he went on loan to Getafe in September.

Prior to the Crown Prosecution Service dropping the charges, Greenwood was accused of attempted rape, engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour, and assault resulting in actual bodily harm.

Although it seemed certain that Greenwood would be moved on permanently, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, United’s co-owner, seemed to suggest recently that he might yet be reintegrated.

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The Ineos CEO stated that before the club’s new leadership makes a final decision, a review of the decision to split ways with Greenwood will occur at the end of the current season.

Greenwood’s desire to play for Man Utd again

It was reported earlier this week that Greenwood has little desire to play for United again and would be “reluctant” to return. However, according to a recent article in The Sun, Greenwood might reconsider because of his parents.

There are rumours that Greenwood’s move to Spain, where his father and agent Andrew joined him, has strained his connection with his parents. Melanie, his mother, is still in England.

Despite being content in Spain, reports suggest that Greenwood understands the effects of his parents’ forced split and may need to return to the Premier League.

A source told the publication: “Mason has been very happy in Spain and knows a lot of top clubs including Barcelona are interested in him. He was annoyed with United about how they handled the situation following his charges, so has always been reluctant to return.

“But his mum and dad have spent long periods apart since Mason moved to Spain and everyone knows long­ distance relationships can be hard, especially given the pressures they were under ever since Mason was first arrested in January 2022.

“It’s been a very difficult two years for the Greenwood family. He thinks a lot of their problems could be solved if he went back to United. He’s very close to his parents, so it’s one of the reasons why a move back home could happen.”

What did Ratcliffe say about Greenwood’s future?

Last month, Ratcliffe declared unequivocally that Greenwood’s future will be evaluated, adding, “It’s quite clear we have to make a decision. There is no decision that’s been made. He’s on-loan obviously, but he’s not the only one. We’ve got one or two footballers that we have to deal with and we have to make a decision on, so we will do that.

“The process will be: understand the facts not the hype, and then try and come to fair decision on the basis of values, which is basically is he a good guy or not?

“Could he play sincerely for Manchester United well, would we be comfortable with it and would the fans be comfortable with it?”

By Shyam
Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.