Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has not played for the club since January 2022.
Manchester United remain open to bringing Mason Greenwood back after charges were dropped against him, according to reports. The England international has not played for the club since January last year. However, the 21-year-old player can still be reintegrated into Erik ten Hag’s squad.
Greenwood was arrested in January last year, shortly after playing for United in their 1-0 win over West Ham in the Premier League.
But last month it emerged that the charges had been dropped against the attacker, with the Red Devils now having to make a decision.
United have received offers to loan Greenwood out, with the Turkish side among those showing an interest.
And The Athletic say ‘the option of reintroducing Greenwood to the club’s first-team squad as part of a possible gradual return to football remains under strong consideration’.
In a statement last month, United said they were taking steps of their own to determine what to do with Greenwood.
“The club will now conduct its own process before determining its next steps,” it read.
“We will not be making any further comments until that process is complete.”
Since it emerged Greenwood could play for United again, the Sun has published multiple reports on his situation.
It is said he will become a father once his partner becomes pregnant, while there has also been talk of the striker reaching out to his team-mates.
Club sources claim United are not currently in discussions with the broadcaster.
And it is too early to say what options they will take regarding the 21-year-old and his footballing future.
The same publication previously reported that some members of United’s women’s team were “very uncomfortable” about the prospect of Greenwood returning.
However, others were described as ‘more cautious’.
Regardless of what happens, United are planning to sign a new striker at the end of the season.
Anthony Martial is too injury-prone, while Wout Weghorst will return to Burnley having only joined on loan.
Harry Kane is one player United admire, with the Tottenham striker’s north London deal set to expire next summer.
And Victor Osimhen is another, with the Nigeria international bagging 20 goals from 19 Serie A appearances so far this season.
Ten Hag rarely spoke of Greenwood during his time as United boss.
But he said last month: “No. Nothing. I can’t add anything, I’m referring to the club statement.”
He added: “We are human and sometimes there are problems. We are not like robots, but we have to focus on our job.
“Sometimes you have problems, then as a club and a team you have to deal with them.
“We have standards and values and we have to live by those high standards and values, and that lays the foundation if you have a good culture and spirit.”
Greenwood has scored 35 goals for United so far in his career.
Martial, Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes are the only players in the squad to have had more success.