Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, stated that he has no control over Mason Greenwood’s decision to rejoin the team.
On February 2, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) declared that the criminal case against the football player had been dropped. The forward had previously been accused of attempting to rape the same woman, acting in a controlling and coercive manner, and assault, all of which were dropped.
United stated shortly after the GMP news that the team will look internally to “determine next steps.” Greenwood has not participated in first-team practices or been available to play during this period.
Ten Hag was questioned about Greenwood’s status in an interview with The Times in response to the manager’s response to an earlier query, in which he said he wanted another player in his squad who could relieve Marcus Rashford’s goal-scoring responsibility.
Greenwood had “proven in the past that he is capable of doing that (scoring as a forward for United),” according to Ten Hag, but he would not be making any decisions regarding his return.
Greenwood issued the following statement upon the dismissal of the accusations against him: “I am relieved that this matter is now concluded and I would like to thank my family, loved ones, and friends for their support. There won’t be any additional commentary at this time.
Ten Hag was last questioned in February regarding the situation in Greenwood. He responded at the time, “No. Nothing. I refer to the club’s statement because I have nothing further to say.
“As I mentioned, I am unable to comment on the procedure at this time. I direct you to the club’s statement regarding my inability to comment further at this time.