Anticipated for an announcement before the Premier League’s commencement, Manchester United’s decision regarding Mason Greenwood’s status has encountered a postponement. The underlying reasons behind this delay have now come to light.
Initial reports from last month indicated that Manchester United had conducted an internal inquiry. The conclusions of this investigation would play a pivotal role in determining the course of action for the English forward. Nonetheless, a holdup in reaching a verdict has manifested.
The most recent insight, as shared by The Athletic, reveals that the delay stems from the club’s choice to share the findings of their internal examination with key stakeholders. This extension of transparency has precipitated a shift in the timeline. Inclusivity is the focus, with Manchester United seeking input from United’s women’s team and the fan advisory board.
Manchester United have delayed announcing a decision over the future of Mason Greenwood and it is now possible there will be no resolution until the September international break.
— The Athletic | Football (@TheAthleticFC) August 14, 2023
Based on this adjusted timeline, the club’s decision regarding Mason Greenwood’s future may not be unveiled until the international break in September.
Speculations among fans have arisen, interpreting this extension as an indicator of the forward’s potential return to the squad. The postponement until September not only hampers the club’s opportunity to offload Greenwood in the summer transfer window but also signals the club’s readiness to wait.
Following his apprehension in January 2022, Greenwood’s absence from match-day lineups and collective training sessions was notable. However, recent months have witnessed a resurgence in his involvement, particularly during the preseason, reflecting his dedication and engagement in training activities.
Fan group plans to protest against Mason Greenwood ahead of Premier League opener against Wolves
A fresh wave of protest has emerged following the discontent expressed by female Manchester United fans against Mason Greenwood. The collective, known as Female Fans Against Greenwood’s Return (FFAGR), is now organizing a demonstration in alignment with their concerns.
On Twitter, FFAGR issued a statement outlining their plans: “Monday: We’ll be on the forecourt with the banner 6.30-7.30 to the right of the Trinity statue, opposite the away end. Join us if you can. A positive, supportive meeting point for those who feel strongly about this issue to meet and take strength from each other. Thanks and UTFR!”
This demonstration is scheduled to precede the kickoff of Manchester United’s new Premier League season, as they face Wolves at Old Trafford.
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) August 11, 2023
Greenwood’s return has evoked internal upheaval within the club. Recent events saw the same voice their objection to the English forward’s reintegration.
Central to their demand is a call for the club to maintain a zero-tolerance stance against violence targeting women. Their appeal is resolute: the inclusion of Mason Greenwood in the squad must be avoided.
The implications are clear: if Manchester United wishes to ensure a fair decision regarding Greenwood’s return, it must heed the voices of these concerned fans, incorporating their perspectives before finalizing any course of action.