Adidas dismiss ‘speculative’ report from The Sun over Mason Greenwood return

Adidas have hit back at ‘speculative reporting’ regarding their stance on Mason Greenwood’s potential return to the Manchester United playing squad.

The sports manufacturer insist they have had no discussions with Manchester United regarding the future of Greenwood, who remains under internal investigation by the club.

Greenwood, 21, has been suspended by United since he was arrested on suspicion of raping and assaulting a woman and later suspicion of sexual assault and threats to kill in January of 2022.

In February, the Crown Prosecution Service decided to drop all charges, but United have since been carrying out an internal investigation into the matter to help them decide what to do about the forward’s future.

Club sponsors Adidas have now responded to a report in The Sun that claimed the sportswear brand had approved his potential return to Erik ten Hag’s first team. The newspaper had even claimed to have spoken to a source on the matter.

An Adidas spokesperson has told the Daily Star: “After inaccurate and speculative reporting within the media it’s important for us to clarify that Adidas has had no discussions with Manchester United regarding any member of their playing squad.

“We play no role in any decisions made regarding any member of the team or staff at the club.”

The report suggested United will make a decision on Greenwood’s future before the new Premier League campaign gets underway with a home clash against Wolves.

Greenwood currently has 129 senior appearances to his name for United. It remains to be seen if United will accept the inevitable backlash that would come with a return.

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