Man Utd 'discussing' potential Mason Greenwood return ahead of Sir Jim Ratcliffe arrival
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Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood could return to the club following the arrival of new owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe, it has been claimed.
The deal has raised many questions over what United's future footballing hierarchy will look like, with Richard Arnold recently stepping down as CEO of the club.
Majority owners the Glazer family are preparing to transfer footballing control over to Ratcliffe meaning he will have a direct say in the future of outcast Greenwood.
The 22-year-old is currently on loan at Spanish side Getafe and hasn't donned the famous red shirt of United for nearly two years.
An academy graduate, the youngster was widely regarded as a future United and England star.
However, he was suspended in 2022 after being arrested and charged with attempted rape, assault and controlling and coercive behaviour.
The player denied all allegations and the charges were subsequently discontinued upon the withdrawal of key witnesses and new material on the case coming to to light.
Greenwood was expected in certain quarters to be re-introduced into Erik ten Hag's United side this season, only to be sent out on loan to Getafe upon the conclusion of a club internal investigation into the matter.
But with a new owner potentially taking charge of the Red Devils' footballing operations, he could now be given another chance.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Ratcliffe is already discussing the possible return of Greenwood.
"Incoming co-owner, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, is already discussing Greenwood’s situation internally, and from what I’m told, he’s made no decision at all and nothing will be decided in December," Romano, said in his Daily Briefing for CaughtOffside.
"So the idea is to take some time and just let Greenwood play football. Then, based on his performances for Getafe, Man United will discuss their position and that of the player. This will likely take place in March, April or May.
"There will be many different factors to consider, and obviously the new Man United board will have a new CEO and new people in charge of the transfer market, meaning that they will all decide on transfer business together."
It is expected that United will base their decision on Greenwood's performances whilst on loan.
Therefore the earliest we are likely to see him potentially return to Old Trafford is next season.
He has been directly involved in five goals in 11 appearances for the Spanish outfit so far this season.