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Man Utd make Mason Greenwood plan as players ‘split’ over return

Manchester United are set to gauge opinion from the club’s dressing room before they allow Mason Greenwood to return, according to reports.

The United forward has been suspended since January last year after his arrest. He was due to stand trial in November for alleged attempted rape, assault and coercive behaviour.

That will not go ahead after those charges against him were dropped, with the club launching their own internal investigation to decide whether Greenwood can return to the club.

ESPN claim United will get opinions from leadership groups in both the men’s and women’s squads as part of their investigation before making a call over whether he can be reintegrated.

Concerns have surfaced from inside the club’s dressing room that not all players are on the same page in their view on Greenwood returning.

It has been reported by The Times that some of the men’s first-team players have concerns, while others are reported to be ambivalent to the situation after charges against him were dropped.

The Times also claims that members of United’s women’s team are also believed to be concerned about Greenwood returning to the club’s training facilities, while other female members of staff are said to have similar worries.

Also, United’s commercial partners are also reported to hold concerns with sponsors monitoring the situation.

ESPN’s report claims those behind the investigation will hold talks with senior players from each team to help the club come to the right decision on Greenwood’s future. A final decision is not expected until the summer.

Greenwood has two-and-a-half years left on his current deal at Old Trafford, although there is an option to extend that by another campaign.

Speaking after the decision to drop the charges against him, the striker said: “I am relieved this matter is now over. I would like to thank my family, loved ones and friends for their support.”

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