Mason Greenwood is considering moving to China to pursue his football career.
The Crown Prosecution Service recently confirmed that the charges against Greenwood for attempted rape, controlling and coercive behaviour and one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm had been dropped.
Manchester United are now conducting their own investigation as to whether to keep Greenwood at the club.
We have explained our decision to all parties. We would always encourage any potential victims to come forward and report to police, and we will prosecute wherever our legal test is met.”
Following that, Greenwood released a statement of his own: “I am relieved this matter is now over. I would like to thank my family, loved ones and friends for their support.”
United said that after learning of the CPS decision the club “will now conduct its own process before determining next steps”.
United manager Erik ten Hag was asked about Greenwood in his pre-match press conference on Friday but simply referred to the club’s statement on the matter, saying: “In this moment, I can’t give comment about the process. I can’t say anything about it. I refer to the statement of the club and at this moment I can’t add anything.”
It has since been reported by The Guardianthat the club’s staff are split over the matter. While a large number of employees believe he shouldn’t play another game for United, there are those who think a duty of care should be shown to a player who joined the club when he was seven.