The recent sightings of Mason Greenwood and his partner, Harriet Robson, in Hale, Greater Manchester, have sparked speculations about the young star’s potential return to Manchester United.
Reports suggest that Manchester United has been engaging in ‘secret discussions’ with Adidas, one of their primary sponsors, to assess the implications of reintegrating Mason Greenwood into the team. While the talks have reportedly had a positive tone, it is important to note that Adidas clarified that they have no influence over team line-ups as sponsors.
Mason Greenwood and his partner out in Hale, Greater Manchester this week.
Secret talks with Adidas are ongoing and have been described as “positive”.#mufc staff are overseeing Greenwoods regime and he has spoken more than once with Erik ten Hag [@SunManUtd] pic.twitter.com/MVMwN6jEnY
— United Zone (@ManUnitedZone_) July 28, 2023
Currently, Mason Greenwood’s future at the club remains uncertain as Manchester United conducts an internal investigation. This follows the Crown Prosecution Service’s decision to drop charges of attempted rape, assault, and coercive control against the talented striker.
Adidas holds a crucial position as one of Manchester United’s primary sponsors, and their association dates back to a significant long-term deal signed in 2015, valued at $965 million (approx.). Any decision regarding Greenwood’s potential return would likely require the company’s approval, adding complexity to the situation.
Mason Greenwood’s addition could shape up the attacking prowess of Manchester United
Erik ten Hag’s reported desire for new strikers at Manchester United has led to focused attention on Atalanta’s Rasmus Hojlund. However, there are indications that Ten Hag might already have an internal alternative in mind with the potential return of Mason Greenwood to the squad. Greenwood’s comeback to football this season could earn him a place in Ten Hag’s plans, and the manager may be considering reserving a spot for him in the squad.
Recent signings like Mason Mount and Andre Onana have heightened expectations at Old Trafford, and the possible addition of Rasmus Hojlund will only increase the pressure on Manchester United to excel in the upcoming season.
🚨 Manchester United’s move for Rasmus Hojlund is close to being agreed, a €70 million (£60.1m) deal has been put forward. [Di Marzio ✍︎] 🇩🇰 pic.twitter.com/Tc2tuDv21s
— PurelyFootball ℗ (@PurelyFootball) July 29, 2023
The presence of established talents like Marcus Rashford, who demonstrated his clinical finishing last season, and Jadon Sancho, the exciting English winger with immense potential, already sets Manchester United’s attacking line in motion. Additionally, the emergence of Alejandro Garnacho, the young star dubbed the “starboy” under Ten Hag’s guidance, adds to the squad’s depth and options.
The return of a fit Anthony Martial could prove invaluable, while Antony, who arrived last season from Ajax, adds another dimension to the attack.
Ten Hag on Mason Greenwood: “On this, it’s Ia club decision and of course, I said my opinions but it’s a club decision and we have to accept that”. 🔴⚠️
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 21, 2023
However, reports suggest that Manchester United will make a decision about Mason Greenwood in the coming weeks. The young forward has been training separately with the club’s approval, indicating the possibility of his return. Prior to his suspension, Greenwood showcased his goal-scoring abilities, netting 35 goals in 129 appearances for the club after progressing through their academy.