Manchester United will announce the outcome of their internal investigation into Mason Greenwood’s future before their Premier League opener against Wolverhampton Wanderers on August 14, according to reports.
The Red Devils have been conducting an investigation after the 21-year-old striker had charges against him – including attempted rape and assault – dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service in February.
Greenwood has been suspended by the club since his arrest in January 2022, though he was included on their retained list for the 2023/24 season.
There has been some loan interest in him, mainly from Italy, as his Manchester United contract does not expire for another two years.
Fans have patiently awaited to see what the Premier League club will do with Greenwood and it appears an announcement will come within the next fortnight.
According to talkSPORT, “Manchester United ‘plan to announce the findings of their six-month internal investigation into Greenwood before they play Wolves on August 14.'”
Fabrizio Romano provided an update on the situation, though it lacked clarity.
He tweeted: “Man United are expected to announce [a] decision regarding Mason Greenwood’s future [in time for their] opening PL game of the season on August 14.
It’s only up to the club. Erik ten Hag will not be responsible [for] any decision, he will discuss Greenwood future right after the club.”
Reports indicate Greenwood is “desperate” to return and has told friends he has “learned so much” over the last 18 months.
Last week, Manchester United sponsor Adidas denied they had held “secret talks” regarding Greenwood’s potential return.
Greenwood has not made an appearance for Manchester United since January 22, 2022, when they beat West Ham 1-0 at Old Trafford.