Man Utd coaching staff split on Greenwood return

Man Utd coaching staff split on Greenwood return

Manchester United staff are split on the return of Mason Greenwood.

The 21-year-old saw charges against him of attempted rape, controlling and coercive behaviour, and occasioning actual bodily harm dropped on Thursday.

He has been suspended by the Red Devils for over 12 months, while still picking up his reported £75,000-a-week salary. The lack of a conviction against Greenwood has left United with a dilemma in terms of how best to proceed.

Greenwood is contracted to Old Trafford until 2025, but The Guardian claim that some United staff would be 'deeply unhappy' if he ever plays for the club again. Others, meanwhile, are reported to feel a 'duty of care' towards the player, who has not been found guilty of a crime and joined the academy as a young schoolboy.

The once-capped England international released a brief statement of his own on Thursday, which read: "I am relieved that this matter is now over and I would like to thank my family, loved ones and friends for their support. There will be no further comment at this time."