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Man Utd: Mason Greenwood makes Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s next job obvious after ‘decision’ | Football | Sport

Greenwood’s future has been a prominent topic of debate since Ratcliffe’s £1.3billion investment in United became official last month.

The 71-year-old now owns 27.7 per cent of the club, and INEOS have inherited total control of all football operations from the Glazer family.

It’s primed to be a busy first transfer window under new co-ownership, but United will need to raise funds through player sales, especially if they are unable to qualify for the Champions League.

Greenwood represents a valuable asset. He’s shown glimpses of his class during his season-long loan at Getafe, scoring eight goals and providing five assists in 26 appearances.

The 22-year-old has reportedly made Ratcliffe’s decision on his future by accepting that his future lies away from Old Trafford.

In Fabrizio Romano’s Daily Briefing, transfer expert Matteo Moretto claimed that Greenwood doesn’t want to return to United next season.

While United are yet to decide on his future, Greenwood is said to be very happy to remain in Spain, where he has been raising his baby with his partner over the last several months.

The report adds that Atletico Madrid are among the Bradford-born forward’s suitors but Barcelona have no interest in pursuing a deal.

Getafe are known to be keen on keeping Greenwood at the club beyond this season. However, whether the Madrid outfit would be able to compete with rival interest from the likes of Atleti remains to be seen.

Ratcliffe hasn’t closed the door on Greenwood’s return, insisting INEOS would make a “fresh” decision when the time comes.

“Well, he’s a Manchester United footballer, we’re in charge of football, so the answer is yeah, we have to make a decision, it’s quite clear,” Ratcliffe explained last month.

“There is no decision that’s been made. He’s on loan, obviously. We’ve got one or two footballers we have to deal with that are on our books, and we need to make a decision, we’ll do that.

“But the process will be understand the facts, not the hype, and then try and come to a fair decision on the basis of advice, which basically is he a good guy or not?

“Could he play sincerely for Manchester United well, and we’d be comfortable with it, and the fans would be comfortable with it?”

Greenwood looks to have put the ball in the Red Devils hierarchy’s side of the court ahead of the summer transfer window. A permanent exit now feels almost certain, and United must name their price.

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