Man Utd seeks player input on Greenwood decision during World Cup
The decision regarding Mason Greenwood’s reinstatement into the Manchester United squad is still pending, as stated by ‘The Guardian’. The club is currently consulting key stakeholders and waiting for the return of three England internationals from the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Previously, Manchester United had announced that they would make a decision about Greenwood’s future before the start of the 2023-24 season, but it seems that this announcement has been delayed.
According to ‘The Guardian’, the reason for the delay is the ongoing consultation with key stakeholders. Additionally, the club is eagerly awaiting the return of Mary Earps, Ella Toone, and Katie Zelem, who are representing England in the World Cup. England’s quarter-final match against Colombia is scheduled for Saturday, and the club believes that their presence in the decision-making process is crucial.
Greenwood has not played for Manchester United since January 2022. His absence follows his arrest and subsequent charges in October of the same year, which include allegations of attempted rape and assault.
In a separate report by ‘The Athletic’, it is mentioned that a group of United fans is organizing a protest against Greenwood’s potential return to the squad. They plan to express their objections before the opening home game against Wolves on August 14th.
The protesting fans have created a banner stating “Female Fans Demand No Greenwood Return – End Violence Against Women.” They are urging the club to make the right decision and take a stance against violence. According to one of the organizers, this situation is a critical moment for the club to choose between prioritizing commercialism and trophies, or supporting the match-going fans and maintaining a sense of social responsibility and community institution that fans can be proud of and identify with.
Source: August 11, 2023