Manchester United have turned down offers for Mason Greenwood as he prepares to return to football after his lengthy suspension amid an internal investigation over his future.
The 21-year-old was detained in January 2022 on suspicion of rape and assault following accusations from a woman, and he was then later arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and threats to kill.
Greenwood was also facing charges of attempted rape, engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and his trial was scheduled for November.
However, it was recently disclosed that all criminal charges against him had been dropped.
Man United are currently conducting their own investigation, with the club determining whether to reintegrate him into the first-team squad or potentially terminate his contract.
There is also the option of a summer sale, with Fenerbahce believed to be one of the interested parties.
However, The Athletic claim the Red Devils have rejected offers from Turkish sides for Greenwood while the club’s internal investigation continues, and are determined to take their time when it comes to a final decision.
The withdrawal of charges technically leaves Greenwood free to return to action, but the workforce at Old Trafford are split over whether the youngster should be allowed to resume his career at Manchester United.
“Mason is 21, he has been cleared and should be allowed the opportunity to rebuild and move forward with his young life,” a representative told The Athletic.
“There’s no real substance to any of this, it being a mix of old news, speculation, half-truths and completely untrue claims.”
Greenwood issued a brief statement following the dismissal of the charges against him, in which he made no reference of his football career or future aspirations.
“I am relieved that this matter is now over and I would like to thank my family, loved ones and friends for their support. There will be no further comment at this time.” read the statement.
“He would run through a brick wall to be back playing for United now,” other source said about the father-to-be.
Greenwood hasn’t played for United since a 1-0 win against West Ham United at Old Trafford in January 2022.
It’s unclear if Greenwood will have another chance to wear the famous red shirt, with sponsors and some of the women’s squad allegedly concerned about his prospective return.