Following Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s investment of £1.3 billion in Manchester United, Mason Greenwood has been given renewed optimism over the possibility of resuming his career with the club for the upcoming season, as reported by several sources. After completing his loan at Getafe this summer, it was anticipated that the 22-year-old would depart the club permanently; however, impending changes under the INEOS brand may make it possible for him to reprise his previous position.
After completing a six-month inquiry after Greenwood’s arrest in January 2022, former chief executive Richard Arnold reportedly made the decision to reintegrate Greenwood into Erik ten Hag’s team during the summer of last year.
Later on, Greenwood was accused of attempting to rape another person, assaulting another person, and engaging in controlling and coercive behavior, all of which he denied.The charges were dismissed by the Crown Prosecution Service in February of the previous year due to the “withdrawal of key witnesses and new material coming to light.”On the other hand, Arnold, who had departed the club after 16 years in December, was forced to make a sudden U-turn and rush Greenwood out the exit door as a result of anger from both within and outside the organization.
This season, the former England international has made 19 appearances for Getafe, where he has registered five goals and four assists. These numbers are encouraging since they reveal glimpses of the quality he once possessed.There have been reports that his performances have piqued the interest of a number of European powerhouses, notably the three teams that make up the La Liga triumvirate of Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, and Real Madrid.
It was anticipated that Ratcliffe and INEOS would make a decision regarding whether or not to continue with United’s initial attitude of earning a transfer fee in the summer, one year prior to the expiration of his contract, around the time when the season was nearly over.
However, despite the fact that this timeline is still being referred to as the plan, it seems like Ratcliffe will cede the final say to Arnold, much as the Glazers family did to Arnold.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Greenwood and Jadon Sancho are currently scheduled to return to Old Trafford after the conclusion of the current season. This is while the club is evaluating their futures.
According to the source, both United and INEOS are interested in hiring a new sporting director, who is anticipated to be in place by the time the summer transfer window opens. This individual will be responsible for each player’s career path.In an encouraging manner, Ratcliffe has begun his authority over football operations, which is scheduled to become official when the Premier League ratifies his 29 percent interest in the club the following month.
As INEOS works to improve United’s dysfunctional organizational structure, it is expected that the highly regarded French-Moroccan boss will be joined in the coming months by a new sporting director and head of recruitment department.All of the following actors have been mentioned as potential candidates for both roles: Dan Ashworth, Paul Mitchell, Dougie Freedman, Michael Edwards, Julian Ward, and Andrea Berta.Old Trafford is entering a new and exciting era, and whomever takes over the role of sporting director is likely to be confronted with a decision that will have a significant impact on Greenwood from the very beginning of their tenure.