In the scenario that Mason Greenwood stays at #mufc, United have discussed a phased process that would include encouraging the player to receive counselling, as well as a television interview in which he is challenged on the events that have happened [@DTathletic] pic.twitter.com/Vl0opQI9lB— utdreport (@utdreport) August 11, 2023
Reportedly, Manchester United has formulated a comprehensive plan for the scenario in which Mason Greenwood continues to be a part of the club.
Greenwood has not represented Manchester United for a period of 18 months due to allegations of attempted rape, assault, and controlling behavior that were brought against him.
In February, the Crown Prosecution Service dropped the charges against the 21-year-old Greenwood.
Subsequently, the focus has been on whether Greenwood will make a return to playing for Manchester United.
There were widespread reports that the club was conducting an internal investigation into the matter and that a decision would be reached before the commencement of the 2023-2024 season.
However, The Guardian disclosed on Friday that Manchester United has opted to postpone the decision. The reason cited is the desire to consult with players from their women’s team who are currently participating in the 2023 Women’s World Cup.
According to The Athletic, Manchester United has prepared a plan in anticipation of Greenwood's potential reinstatement to the first-team roster.
As per the report, the club has outlined a phased process. This process would involve Greenwood receiving counseling and also participating in a televised interview where he could discuss the events that transpired.
Ultimately, the decision rests with the club's chief executive, Richard Arnold. This decision will be based on a report generated by other executives within the organization.
During Manchester United's pre-season tour in the United States, manager Erik ten Hag was questioned regarding Greenwood's future.
He remarked, "It's a decision for the club. Naturally, I have conveyed my thoughts and opinions, but it's ultimately a decision for the club. We all need to acknowledge that fact."
"I'm not at liberty to provide extensive commentary on the matter. What I can confirm is that I've shared my perspective, and now we'll await the unfolding of events and the final decision."
Manchester United is set to commence their Premier League campaign on Monday, facing Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford.