Mason Greenwood met with Manchester United executives for the first time since a rape case against him was withdrawn.
Senior club officials met with the striker and his representatives as part of their internal inquiry into the accusations made against him.
The Crown Prosecution Service dismissed allegations of attempted rape, assault, and coercive behavior earlier this month, clearing Greenwood, 21, of any wrongdoing.
The England international believed that after that, his career would be able to resume, but United quickly declared that it will “now conduct its own process before determining next steps.”
The goal of the investigation is to provide United’s executive team with a more thorough knowledge of the events surrounding Greenwood’s arrest in January 2022 as a result of claims made against him by a woman.
While the probe is being finished, the star remains suspended.
Ahead of United’s match against Barcelona in the first leg of the Europa League on February 16, Greenwood had a meeting with the club’s hierarchy.
According to one source: “Mason and his team met with the club to start the process of trying to get to the bottom of exactly what may or may not have happened.”
“It is an extremely sensitive situation and the club think it is only fair that Mason is given the opportunity to fully explain himself.”
“The club are keen to hear his version of events. Only when they have the full picture, can they start to move things forward.”
Even if the club decides to keep Greenwood, he doesn’t think he will play this season, a source told The Sun on Sunday. There is no timescale for when the probe would end.
While the investigation is continuing, he is unable to practice or play for United but is still receiving his £75,000 weekly salary.
The Sun on Sunday had previously reported how manager Erik ten Hag had spoken to Greenwood on the phone following the dismissal of the allegations.
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The couple’s close friend said: “They and their families are both very happy and really looking forward to the baby’s arrival.”
After the lawsuit against him was dropped, the Three Lions star held private talks with his teammates, according to The Sun.
Nevertheless, United’s female stars opposed Greenwood, endangering his chances of returning to Old Trafford.
The possibility of his comeback was alleged to have “disturbed” the women’s team.
He should never play for the club again, according to the club’s female supporters.
A renowned sports attorney said that Greenwood might have lost “millions” after Nike, one of its major sponsors, withdrew its support.
In the event that United let him go, any team that wanted to sign him would be taking a significant financial risk, a PR expert continued.
Despite this, a Champions League team has made “inquiries” regarding a potential transfer, and Greenwood himself has reportedly considered moving abroad to start again if his present club releases him.