Mason Greenwood has been named in the official retained players list for the 2023-24 season by Manchester United, which has been submitted to the Premier League. The 21-year-old player was charged with attempted rape, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour last year, which led to his suspension from the club, continuing to this day.
The Wibsey-born forward has not played for Manchester United since his arrest in January 2022. His charges were discontinued by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in February 2023, after they found no realistic prospect of conviction as the key witness withdrew their involvement.
But, Manchester United are currently in the midst of its own internal investigation over charges levelled on Mason Greenwood by the CPS last year. He is going to remain suspended pending the outcome of the aforementioned internal investigation, whether or not he brought the club into disrepute and was in breach of his contract.
Furthermore, after the charges were dropped earlier this year on the footballer, he was quoted as saying, “I am relieved this matter is now over. I would like to thank my family, loved ones and friends for their support. There will be no further comment at this time.”
Meanwhile, the biggest omission from the Manchester United retained players' list was the goal-keeper David De Gea, who has been the mainstay for the club for over a decade. According to the statement, the discussion between David De Gea and Manchester United over a potential new contract is currently open.
As per reports, the manager Erik Ten Hag and most players of the squad are willing to welcome back Mason Greenwood to the side. But Manchester United may not let the 21-year-old play for the club ever again until their key stakeholders and the women's team agree to it.