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Man Utd dressing room split over Mason Greenwood return as 'serious concerns' revealed in new report

Chris Byfield

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Man Utd dressing room split over Mason Greenwood return as 'serious concerns' revealed in new report

Manchester United's dressing room is split on whether Mason Greenwood should return to the club, a new report has claimed.

Greenwood, 21, was suspended by United in January of last year following a series of allegations against the striker.

He was later arrested and charged with attempted rape, controlling and coercive behaviour and assault occasioning actual bodily harm but earlier this month it was confirmed that all charges against him had been dropped.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced that the charges had been discontinued due to "the withdrawal of key witnesses" and the emergence of "new material" that means "there was no longer a realistic prospect of conviction".

After the decision, Greenwood released a statement that read: "I am relieved that this matter is now over and I would like to thank my family, loved ones and friends for their support. There will be no further comment at this time."

While Greenwood is no longer facing criminal charges, he remains suspended by United while the club conducts an internal investigation.

United have not yet decided if Greenwood, who has two and a half years left on his £100,000-a-week contract, will play for them again. The Premier League giants have said they will not make any further comment until the investigation is complete.

Man Utd dressing room 'split on Greenwood return'

A Times report claims that some players in the United men's team 'harbour concerns' about Greenwood returning to first-team duties.

However, it is also claimed that others would have 'no objection' to him resuming his career at Old Trafford given he has not been found guilty of any crime and denied the charges against him.

The report adds that some players in the United women's team are said to have 'serious concerns' about the possibility of Greenwood returning to training.

It is claimed that they would be unhappy if Greenwood was allowed back at United's Carrington training base, which they share with the men's team.

Other female members of staff around the club would also allegedly object to Greenwood returning, while some of the club's commercial partners are reportedly concerned about the prospect of the player re-joining the team.

Greenwood has not played for United since he was arrested 13 months ago. He is training away from Carrington and will not play for United until their investigation is concluded.

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Topics: Mason Greenwood, Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag, Premier League, England

Chris Byfield
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