Mason Greenwood 'annoyed' with Man Utd and worried about his parents with return to England possible

Mason Greenwood 'annoyed' with Man Utd and worried about his parents with return to England possible

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 02/03/2024

- 11:08

Updated: 02/03/2024

- 11:59

The forward is currently on loan at Getafe and has scored five LaLiga goals during his time in Spain

Mason Greenwood is reportedly 'annoyed' at Manchester United - with the 22-year-old also concerned that living in Spain is impacting his parents' marriage.

The forward was loaned to Getafe back in the summer, having previously expected to return to Old Trafford.

Greenwood was arrested in January 2022 and later charged with attempted rape, with the England international always denying the claims.

Charges were dropped against the striker last February and United opted to send him to Spain back in the summer.

Mason Greenwood Man Utd

Mason Greenwood is currently on loan at Getafe with the Man Utd striker netting seven goals across all competitions for the club


United have long insisted they expect Greenwood to continue his career away from Old Trafford.

There is currently talk of the forward potentially joining Barcelona once his loan spell at Getafe ends.

And a source has told The Sun that Greenwood is 'annoyed' at United and how they 'handled the situation following his charges'.

Furthermore, the 22-year-old isn't ruling out a return to England because he's worried about the impact living on Spain has had on his parents.

Greenwood has been joined by his father, Andrew, in Madrid.

His mother Melanie, however, has remained behind in the UK.

The insider is quoted as saying: “Mason has been very happy in Spain and knows a lot of top clubs including Barcelona are interested in him.

“He was annoyed with United about how they handled the situation following his charges, so has always been reluctant to return.

“But his mum and dad have spent long periods apart since Mason moved to Spain and everyone knows long­distance relationships can be hard, especially given the pressures they were under ever since Mason was first arrested in January 2022.

“It’s been a very difficult two years for the Greenwood family.

“He thinks a lot of their problems could be solved if he went back to United.

"He’s very close to his parents, so it’s one of the reasons why a move back home could happen.”

Greenwood remains contracted to United until 2025.

He became a father last year and is focusing on his football, having netted seven goals across all competitions for Getafe so far.

While United previously indicated there would be no return for Greenwood, new part-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe last week suggested a comeback wasn't entirely out of the question.


Mason Greenwood

Mason Greenwood is said to be concerned about his parents' marriage amid his time in Spain


Ratcliffe recently had his purchase of a 27 per cent stake in the club ratified by the Premier League.

And the British billionaire, addressing media for the first time since the confirmation of his arrival, addressed the Greenwood situation by saying: "I can talk about the principle. I am not going to talk about Mason. I am familiar with it.

"The principle is the important one. We will have other issues going forward.

"You are dealing with young people who have not always been brought up in the best circumstances, who have a lot of money and they don’t always have the guidance they should have.

"What we need to do when have issues like that is understand the real effects, not the hype, then we need to make a fair decision in the light of the club’s values. That’s what we need to do and that’s how we will deal with it."

Mason Greenwood Man Utd

Mason Greenwood hasn't played for Man Utd since January 2022


When asked if United would make a 'fresh decision' on their academy graduate, Ratcliffe added: "Yes, absolutely. We will make a decision and we will justify it.

"All I can do is talk about the principle of how we will approach decisions like that."

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