Manchester United’s plans to reintegrate Mason Greenwood into the first-team squad have reportedly faced backlash from fans, domestic violence charities, and politicians. The decision was met with criticism and negative reactions after leaked reports surfaced.
Greenwood had been suspended for the past 18 months over allegations related to an incident involving a young woman, with images and videos being posted online. The allegations included charges such as attempted rape and assault. However, six months ago, the Crown Prosecution Service announced that the case had been discontinued.
Despite the discontinuation of the case, Manchester United’s internal investigation into Greenwood’s return had reportedly been progressing, with CEO Richard Arnold said to be considering confirming the player’s return in early August.
However, the leaked information about the club’s plans has led to strong opposition, with staff reportedly considering striking in response to the decision. The backlash has now reportedly prompted Manchester United to reconsider their plans for Mason Greenwood’s return to the first-team squad.