Mason Greenwood has already told his friends he will never play for Manchester United again, according to reports.
The 21-year-old’s future at the club remains uncertain, with United having spent 12 weeks investigating the player after the Crown Prosecution Service dropped all charges against him.
Charges of attempted rape, assault and coercive control against Greenwood were dropped after the withdrawal of major witnesses and new material coming to light. The England star is now expected to restart his career in a different country.
According to The Sun, Greenwood is desperate to play football again after 15 months off the pitch, but has come to terms with the fact it won’t be at Old Trafford.
A source told the publication: “He’s sat at home kicking his heels and very frustrated. He wants to get back playing football but realises his situation is very complicated.
“He is determined to play football again but doesn’t think he’ll ever pull on a United shirt ever again.”
It comes after The Athletic reported that Greenwood is now willing to ‘run through brick walls’ in order to get his playing career back on track.
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Greenwood was arrested in January 2022 after a woman claimed on social media that he physically and sexually abused her.
Despite the CPS withdrawing the case, The Athletic also claim Greenwood’s United return has been opposed by some members of the women’s team. And club sponsors are believed to want to avoid associations with him.
The Red Devils, whose own investigation is currently ongoing, announced in February: “The club will now conduct its own process before determining next steps.
“We will not make any further comment until that process is complete.”