Erik ten Hag was open to Mason Greenwood returning to Manchester United squad

Manchester United boss, Erik ten Hag, was in favour of the return of Mason Greenwood to the club, according to reports.

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The club announced on Monday afternoon that the forward would leave the club in due course, and has played his last game for the Red Devils.

That followed a six-month long investigation into Greenwood’s conduct after charges for attempted rape and domestic assault were dropped in February.

United spoke at length with Greenwood and decided that, after their internal investigation, he did not commit the crimes that he was accused of.

Nevertheless, Greenwood has played his last game for the club after they decided it was best he rebuilt his career elsewhere.

But the decision came after United had planned for Greenwood’s reintegration.

As recently as a fortnight ago, senior figures at the club were reportedly briefed that Greenwood would be returning to the first team.

Ten Hag was supposedly supportive of the decision and felt that he could make use of a striker of Greenwood’s ability.

But United faced a backlash from the public when it transpired that they had planned on reintegrating the striker.

United will now look to loan Greenwood out, though they’ll also listen to permanent offers.

The club insist Greenwood will not play for the club again, even if he leaves on loan.

Greenwood’s current deal expires in 2025.

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