Mason Greenwood's future at Manchester United will reportedly be in the hands of co-chairman Joel Glazer and chief executive Richard Arnold, who have the 'ultimate decision'.
The 21-year-old was arrested in January last year and charged with attempted rape, assault and coercive behaviour, before having all charges dropped earlier this month. And the CPS said, "a combination of the withdrawal of key witnesses and new material that came to light meant there was no longer a realistic prospect of conviction."
However, Greenwood is yet to return to United with the club launching their own investigation into the events that led to the charges. And, according to The Athletic, that decision will fall into the hands of Glazer and Arnold when the investigation has run its course.
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The report continues that United are likely to phase Greenwood's possible return to United.
United will take into account the sentiments of fan groups, sponsors and the women’s team at different stages of the investigation. Sources told The Athletic United believe they have a responsibility to rehabilitate the player.
However, publicly, United have said: “The club will now conduct its own process before determining next steps. We will not make any further comment until that process is complete.”
Joel Glazer is currently embroiled in the potential sale of United, with numerous parties in the running for the club. While Arnold will be facing the first major decision during his time at United, having taken over from Ed Woodward last year.
Erik ten Hag will also have a say in if Greenwood will be welcomed back into the fold and so too will the director of football John Murtough.
However, the decision has to be signed off from the very top.
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