Explained: Why Man Utd will not reinstate Mason Greenwood into first team

Mason Greenwood, now with Getafe || Credit: Imago

Explained: Why Man Utd will not reinstate Mason Greenwood into first team

Stephen Oladehinde 14:18 - 19.08.2023

Mason Greenwood's future has a new development as Manchester United prepares to eject the top player from the team.

After being accused of rape and assault on his girlfriend, the striker was given a suspension and hasn't played for the team since January 2022.

However, last February, the attempted rape, assault, and coercive control accusations against him were withdrawn.

Manchester United was prepared to make the announcement that he was re-joining the first team again but fan backlash against the Premier League club online over the possibility of Greenwood making a comeback has resulted in a dramatic U-turn.

Mason Greenwood, Manchester United forward || Credit: Imago
Mason Greenwood, Manchester United forward || Credit: Imago

The reason behind Man United’s U-turn on the decision

The club administration has been shaken by a backlash on social media and made a U-turn on their decision.

That investigation process on Greenwood’s case was completed by the club and Chief Executive Richard Arnold, who was charged with making the ultimate judgement, has received all of the material.

It was anticipated that Greenwood would rejoin the team and Arnold recorded a return explanation that would air the following week.

According to the Sun, Greenwood’s return to the first team has been dropped as the club hastily revised its claims.

Television presenter Rachel Riley said she would stop supporting Man United if they announce the return of Mason Greenwood to the team.

Last Thursday, she stated on social media: "I won't be able to support United if Greenwood remains at the club.”

There were also reports that some club employees are planning to resign from Manchester United.

Female Fans Against Greenwood's Return, a group that opposes his comeback, released a statement that was sharply worded.

A crusader against domestic violence also charged that football players and commentators were remaining mute on the subject.

Although no team has made a serious offer to take him yet, the club may try to loan him away this summer.