Despite optimism growing over the return of Mason Greenwood to action, it appears the Englishman’s future has plunged into more uncertainty.
Manchester United recently released their provisional squad numbers list for the 2023/24 season and Greenwood didn’t make the cut.
Mason Greenwood has been suspended by the Red Devils since January 2022 and has not featured in any encounter for the club since then.
The 21-year-old last played for the Old Trafford club in a 1-0 win for Manchester United over West Ham United in January 2022.
Greenwood was afterward charged with sexual assault and coercive behavior, before he was acquitted of those charges in February 2023.
When will Mason Greenwood return to Manchester United?
However, it has been reported that Manchester United would decide the attacker’s future in the next few days, presumably before the start of the 2023/24 Premier League season.
Mason Greenwood is faced with a lot of possibilities regarding his future as he could have his contract terminated by the 3-time Champions League winners.
He also faces the possibility of returning to the first team, the one-cap England international could also be sent on loan or outrightly sold by Manchester United.
Recently, several pictures have circulated regarding Mason Greenwood training and preparing to get back into competitive action.
The Englishman was seen with his dad and coach, Andrew Greenwood, and his father was also seen cradling the youngster’s baby.
Andrew Greenwood was pictured giving instructions to his son, as Mason Greenwood tries to perfect his shooting.
Some fans believe the youngster has already decided on his future in the round leather game.
There are reports online regarding fans feeling he might make a move to the Jamaican national team after he was seen wearing the kit.
Some Manchester United supporters also persistently show optimism regarding the future of Mason Greenwood as they believe the club will reintegrate him into the squad.
Ten Hag on Mason Greenwood return
Meanwhile, Erik Ten Hag has previously expressed that the decision concerning Greenwood is left for the club hierarchy to make.
However, the women’s team of United are understood not to be open to the idea of his return.
Concerning sponsors, their stance is unknown, although there have been contrasting reports from Adidas on Greenwood’s future.
Before his suspension, Mason Greenwood had made 129 appearances for Manchester United, scoring 35 goals and providing 12 assists in all competitions.
The 21-year-old graduated from the academy of the 20-time English first division champions and he was outstanding before his suspension.
Greenwood’s contract with the Red Devils will expire in June 2025, having signed a four-year contract extension in February 2021, with the option of a further year.
Mason Greenwood made his debut at the age of 17 in March 2019, in a 3-1 win for Manchester United against Paris Saint Germain.
Manchester United provisional squad numbers for the 2023/24 season
2. Victor Lindelof
5. Harry Maguire
6. Lisandro Martinez
7. Mason Mount
8. Bruno Fernandes
9. Anthony Martial
10. Marcus Rashford
12. Tyrell Malacia
14. Cristian Eriksen
16. Amad Diallo
19. Raphael Varane
20. Diogo Dalot
22. Tom Heaton (Goalkeeper)
23. Luke Shaw
24. Andre Onana (Goalkeeper)
25. Jadon Sancho
26. Dean Henderson (Goalkeeper)
28. Facundo Pellistri
29. Aaron Wan-Bissaka
33. Brandon Williams
34. Donny van de Beek
37. Kobbie Mainoo
39. Scott McTominay
49. Alejandro Garnacho