Mason Greenwood's Manchester United career

Mason Greenwood’s Future at Manchester United Hangs in the Balance

Manchester United’s young talent, Mason Greenwood, may have a chance to revive his career at the club this summer.

Despite the subject not being discussed by incoming minority shareholder Sir Jim Ratcliffe, there are potential avenues for the 22-year-old forward.

Last summer, Greenwood was informed that his time at Old Trafford was over, leading to a loan move to Getafe.

During the 2023-24 campaign, he impressed with five goals and four assists in 19 appearances for the La Liga outfit, including three goals and four assists in 16 La Liga matches.

With a contract until June 2025, Greenwood is set to return to Manchester United this summer, prompting a significant decision regarding his future.

Getafe has expressed interest in signing him permanently, while Real Madrid and Barcelona are also reportedly keeping tabs on him for a long-term deal.

However, Goal reports that Getafe may be unable to secure Greenwood due to financial constraints. The club is unlikely to afford a transfer fee of at least €40m (£34.2m) and may struggle to offer him a substantial salary.

While Manchester United currently does not anticipate Greenwood’s return, there remains a small chance that this stance could be reversed. The final decision is expected to involve Sir Jim Ratcliffe, whose purchase of a 25% stake in the club will be ratified in February.

Respected journalist Jamie Jackson previously suggested that it was not impossible for Greenwood to make a comeback, although the likelihood was low.

The 22-year-old’s career took a hit in January 2022 when he faced accusations of rape and assault. However, the charges were dropped, allowing him to resume his career during the 2023-24 season.

Manchester United had initially planned to reintegrate Greenwood into their squad last summer, but public backlash caused a change of plans at the last minute.

The forward has an impressive record of 35 goals and 12 assists in 129 matches for the club across all competitions, with his most recent appearance against West Ham United in January 2022.

Before the arrest, Greenwood was highly regarded as one of the best young talents in world football. He made his senior debut for England in September 2020 during a match against Iceland.

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