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Mason Greenwood offered Man Utd lifeline as ‘team-mates call for return’ | Football | Sport

Manchester United’s squad would reportedly back Mason Greenwood’s reintegration at Old Trafford with Red Devils chiefs set to make a decision on the forward’s future. Greenwood’s United future appeared to be over when he was sent on loan to Getafe at the start of the season.

Club chiefs took the decision to allow the 22-year-old to kickstart his career abroad after the Crown Prosecution Service dropped criminal charges following the withdrawal of a key witness. Greenwood had always denied the charges.

United insisted at the time that it was unlikely that Greenwood would play for the club again. However, new minority shareholder Sir Jim Ratcliffe recently insisted that the door was not closed on the one-cap England international making a shock return.

Now, the Sun report that United’s squad are in favour of Greenwood playing alongside them again. The academy graduate has scored six La Liga goals in 24 appearances this season, with there reportedly being a feeling that his goals would be beneficial to Erik ten Hag’s side.

A source allegedly told the newspaper: “His team-mates would not be against him returning to Old Trafford. They know all about the background and understand how controversial it would be to have him back.

“Their decision is a footballing one, pure and simple. United have struggled to score goals this season and they need a player like Mason. They’re watching him score and create goals for Getafe every week.”

Greenwood has not played for United since January 2022. He went over 18 months without playing competitive football while his case was investigated by the CPS. After the charges were dropped, United conducted their own probe and ultimately decided that he should be allowed to continue his career away from Old Trafford. 

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