New reports claim Manchester United will likely not announce a decision on Mason Greenwood’s future until the end of the season.
According to ESPN, Manchester United are unlikely to announce any concrete decision regarding Greenwood until the summer.
Erik ten Hag won’t want this to distract his players between now and the end of the season, especially with a Carabao Cup final at Wembley next week.
Greenwood, 18, was arrested over a year ago on three serious charges, including attempted rape, as well as being further arrested to threats to kill.
As a result, Greenwood has not played for the club, but his charges were only dropped last week. It remains to be seen if the club will recall the 18-year-old, or if he will be forced to move to a club like Fenerbahce.
A statement from the Crown Prosecution Service said (via Manchester Evening News): “In this case a combination of the withdrawal of key witnesses and new material that came to light meant there was no longer a realistic prospect of conviction. In these circumstances, we are under a duty to stop the case.”
ESPN also understand that United will consult the leadership contingents of both the men’s and women’s teams.
There is bound to be concerns over Greenwood’s potential return and we must now wait for the club to issue their stance on the issue.