Mason Greenwood, 21, has been pictured training for his return to the field in front of his newborn daughter.
“Greenwood has been training under a program set up by the United coaching staff,” The Sun reported on Sept. 9 (ET). He is taking the final steps to make a comeback,” the paper reported.
Greenwood was spotted dribbling and shooting the ball at a public training center. His father was spotted holding Greenwood’s daughter and watching him train.
The mood is ripe for a comeback. The tide has turned for the squad. Manager Eric ten Hagg and the players have become a “support group”.
A United source said: “Talks about Greenwood’s future have reached their final stages and the manager and players are behind him. Greenwood is working harder than ever on the training ground. He is keen to put the last 18 weeks behind him and get back on the pitch as soon as possible.” “The only thing left to decide is whether he will return to the first team or go out on loan for another season,” the source emphasized.
Greenwood was arrested on suspicion of rape and assault in January last year. The club responded by suspending his £75,000 ($125.8 million) weekly wages.
But the tide turned again. He was cleared of attempted rape in February. Criminal charges were dropped after key witnesses recanted their testimony.
However, Greenwood did not return to the field. United are expected to announce their own investigation soon.
Another source added: “All the players believe that Greenwood deserves a second chance as he is innocent in the eyes of the law. “The players share that he is in a precarious position now that the charges have been dropped and the opportunity to prove his innocence or guilt in a court of law has been removed.” “The players know it will be difficult, but they are willing to support and protect him. Coach Ten Haag is in the same position.”
Van Gaal has been keen to add a striker to his squad this summer. After failing to sign Harry Kane, he embraced Rasmus Hojbjerg as an alternative.
However, he is now groaning under the weight of an injury. Greenwood 안전놀이터 could fill that role when he returns.
The former Manchester United youth product was once one of England’s top prospects, making his professional debut in the 2018-19 season and scoring 35 goals in 129 appearances by January of last year. He also earned a call-up to the England national team, appearing in one A-match.
Greenwood is contracted to United until June 2025. The Red Devils open the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) season on Sept. 15 against Wolverhampton.