Could we see Mason Greenwood play for Manchester United again?
According to Spain’s Mundo Deportivo, “United are very wary of any speculation about the possibility of Greenwood playing for the club again. However, Paul Mitchell observed Greenwood from the stands on Monday as he watched Getafe play Cadiz.”
Greenwood has been touted as a huge talent since he came through the United youth academy. Upon breaking into the United first team, he quickly established himself as the club’s next big thing. However, Greenwood was investigated for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and was dropped from the squad for a time. 캡틴토토 도메인
British prosecutors were unable to prove Greenwood’s allegations and dropped the case, but the club conducted an internal investigation. As a result, the club did not find Greenwood guilty of any offense, but decided to stop working with him because of the social fallout.
At the time, United said: “Based on the evidence available to us, we have concluded that the material published online does not tell the whole story and that Mr. Greenwood did not commit the offenses with which he has been charged. However, as he has publicly acknowledged, Mr. Greenwood made a mistake and takes responsibility,” the company said in announcing its findings.
“Everyone involved, including Mr. Greenwood, recognizes that he is no longer able to resume his career at United. We have therefore mutually agreed that it would be most appropriate for Mr. Greenwood to leave the club.” The club announced the release of Greenwood.
Greenwood had been on loan at Getafe in Spain, where he had three goals and two assists in nine games, showing signs of resurgence. Meanwhile, news broke that Mitchell had been watching Greenwood.
Mitchell is best known for bringing Son Heung-min to Tottenham in the past. After leaving Tottenham, he worked for RB Leipzig and AS Monaco. He is out of the game after the 2022-23 season. Mitchell is now reportedly being actively considered by Jim Ratcliffe to take over as manager after he acquired a 25% stake in the club.
Ratcliffe’s purchase has not yet been finalized, and his appointment as manager has not been confirmed, but Mitchell’s observation of Greenwood, who has no ties to the club, has led to speculation that Greenwood could play for United again.
The speculation is further fueled by the fact that United CEO Richard Arnold, who made the decision to release Greenwood, is expected to be forced out if Ratcliffe takes control of the sport.