Mason Greenwood’s stance on Manchester United return after Sir Jim Ratcliffe lifeline | Football

Mason Greenwood joined Getafe last August (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Mason Greenwood is reluctant to play for Manchester United again, despite club co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe opening the door to the striker returning.

The striker joined Getafe on loan in August after United decided it would be best if Greenwood recommenced his career away from Old Trafford.

That decision was made after an interval investigation, in which the club established Greenwood was not guilty of the original charges that were made against him.

‘Based on the evidence available to us, we have concluded that the material posted online did not provide a full picture and that Mason did not commit the offences in respect of which he was originally charged. That said, as Mason publicly acknowledges today, he has made mistakes which he is taking responsibility for,’ a club statement said.

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Greenwood still has 18 months to run on his deal (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Greenwood has gone some way to rebuilding his career in Spain, and Getafe are keen to keep him following his impressive debut season in Madrid.

He has also attracted attention from Atletico Madrid and Barcelona, who would both be keen to sign him should United signal an intention to sell.

But Ratcliffe said last week that a fresh decision would be made on Greenwood’s future, once the club decides if he’s a ‘good guy or not’.

However, though Greenwood was keen to remain at Manchester United in 2023, he is now minded to stay in Spain according to the Athletic.

Greenwood feels the club could have done more to support him throughout the investigation.

It’s also said the striker knows the impact of returning his family to the UK and doesn’t want anything to distract from the progress they’ve made in Spain this season.

Greenwood still has 18 months to run on his deal, and United have the option of extending that by a further 12 months.

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