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Mason Greenwood spotted training with Man Utd teammate as club sources reveal loan update

Rory O'Callaghan

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Mason Greenwood spotted training with Man Utd teammate as club sources reveal loan update

Mason Greenwood has been spotted training with one of his Manchester United teammates as the speculation over his future continues.

Greenwood, 21, has been suspended by United since January 2022 after being arrested on suspicion of rape and assault on a woman.

He was further arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and threats to kill but all charges were subsequently dropped in February of this year following a police investigation.

He remains sidelined by United, who are carrying out their own internal investigation into his behaviour before deciding whether he can resume his career with the club.


Greenwood is currently training away from the club to maintain his fitness levels, with a final decision over his future expected to be made before the start of the new season.

United face Wolves in their opening Premier League match on August 14.

Greenwood spotted training with Elanga


New images published by The Sun show Greenwood training with United teammate Anthony Elanga - who was also not included in the squad for the tour of Norway - and Irish star James Abankwah, who plays for Italian side Udinese.

The trio were seen training on an artificial surface as they prepared for the new season.

Elanga and Greenwood have known each other for almost a decade after coming through the same youth system at United.

Reports last week claimed that United were likely to loan Greenwood out this season, with Italian side Atalanta in talks to take the forward on a temporary deal.


Greenwood is said to have already rented out his Cheshire home in anticipation of a move.

However, the Daily Mail claim that United sources say that talk of him being sent out on loan to Italy is 'highly speculative' given that his future at United is still undecided.

Greenwood is contracted to United until 2025, with the option of an additional year.

While a decision over Greenwood's future will be made by the club, United boss Erik ten Hag is reportedly reluctant to sell the striker and has refused to rule out the player returning to the squad at some point.


In a recent interview with The Times, Ten Hag said that Greenwood had "showed in the past that he is capable of doing that [centre forward role]" but said a decision over his future would be made by others.

Greenwood released a short statement after the charges against him were dropped, which made no mention of his football career and plans for the future.

"I am relieved that this matter is now over and I would like to thank my family, loved ones and friends for their support," read the statement.

"There will be no further comment at this time."


Greenwood has not played for United in 18 months, with his last appearance for the club coming against West Ham on January 22, 2022.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy & Getty

Topics: Mason Greenwood, Manchester United, Football, Premier League, Transfers

Rory O'Callaghan
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