Mason Greenwood has reappeared-not on the field for Manchester United just yet but within the virtual confines of the digital world.
Awaiting news about his future with the English club, the English forward’s situation remains uncertain. In a somewhat brighter development, he’s made a return of sorts in Konami’s eFootball, a virtual domain where his skills come to life.
Previous reports highlighted a protest by a female fan group of Manchester United concerning Greenwood’s reentry. Nevertheless, Konami remained undeterred, reintegrating the forward into the gaming realm.
Previously sidelined from the game by Konami in February 2022 due to his suspension by Manchester United in January 2022, Greenwood’s avatar now graces the digital Manchester United squad once more. His in-game rating stands at a solid 75.
Mason Greenwood has been added back to Manchester United’s squad in eFootball.
— United Zone (@ManUnitedZone_) August 12, 2023
Konami, a Japanese gaming powerhouse, stands as the official gaming partner of Manchester United. eFootball, the soccer simulation, emerged from the ashes of the Pro Evolution Soccer series, offering a free-to-play experience. It’s a notable contender in the soccer gaming scene, rivaling EA Sports’ FC 24.
While it is uncertain whether this gaming twist foreshadows a tangible return for Greenwood to Manchester United’s real-world roster, its significance carries weight. The connection lies in Konami’s sponsorship of the English club, adding an intriguing layer to the narrative.
For Greenwood, the waiting game persists, mirroring Manchester United’s stance as they kick off their Premier League campaign against Wolves in the upcoming weekend.
Manchester United is waiting for World Cup players to make a decision on Mason Greenwood
Manchester United has not yet reached a verdict on Greenwood’s future, and the decision remains pending as new insights emerge. Recent reports indicate that the club is holding back, anticipating the return of their women’s team player from the ongoing World Cup.
According to The Guardian, Manchester United is committed to involving all key stakeholders in this significant determination. Seeking to ensure comprehensive input, the club aims to engage the present women’s team members in the decision-making process.
However, complications arise as several team members are actively participating in the Women’s World Cup hosted in Australia and New Zealand.
— United Radar (@UnitedRadar) August 11, 2023
A trio of England players, namely Mary Earps, Ella Toone, and Katie Zelem, continue to represent their country in the competition. Their recent quarterfinal triumph against Colombia, sealing a 2-1 victory, has propelled them to the semi-finals. Scheduled for August 15, their upcoming match against Australia amplifies the intensity of their involvement.
United had initially projected to make the call before the inception of their Premier League season. Yet, an unexpected turn materialized in the form of a protest by female supporters of the club.
This incident appears to have prompted the club to expand the circle of stakeholders contributing to the pivotal decision-making process concerning the future of the English international player.