English forward Mason Greenwood is set to hope for a club in China if Manchester United decides to terminate his contract over his sexual assault allegations. Charges on Greenwood were dropped after the Crown Prosecution Service said there was “no longer a realistic prospect of conviction” after 12 witnesses withdrew their cooperation from the investigation.
But after this statement, the club launched a probe on Thursday which is overseen by the CEO, Richard Arnold. The club couldn’t start its inquiry until the case against Greenwood was dropped. Reports say that the decision to bring back the 21-year-old could go either way as he has a contract till 2025.
The possibility of Greenwood eyeing a move to China is based on a source reported by the Sun, that said, “At the time he was adamant he didn’t want to put on the red shirt again. He felt like the club didn’t stand by him. He said he would be happy to go and play in China as long as that meant he was getting paid well and was playing. His view may have softened over the last few months, but he was not happy at all.”
Addressing the Greenwood situation, the club’s media manager didn’t greenlight any questions on the issue for Erik ten Hag’s press conference before the Crystal Palace game. In the media interaction, Ten Hag a gave statement and stated that he stands by the Club’s comment on the issue and will not focus on other matters.
“I can’t give a comment about the process,” he said. “I can’t say anything about it. I refer to the statement of the club and at this moment I can’t add anything. We have to always focus on the game, no matter what, it is our job,” he said. “That is why we are here.”