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Manchester United insiders concerned after Sir Jim Ratcliffe claims he is open to Mason Greenwood return

Mason Greenwood

Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s refusal to rule out Mason Greenwood’s return at Manchester United has left club insiders concerned, according to inews.

The Red Devils co-owner claimed on Wednesday that a fresh decision will be taken on the future of the 22-year-old after he was sent on loan to Getafe last summer in the aftermath of rape charges that were dropped.

However, Man United insiders did not expect him to comment on the case, insisting he has opened up the incident again when many people expected United to part ways with Greenwood permanently this summer.

The club faced backlash from several quarters after they suggested the striker could return to the first-team last August after the charges against him were dropped.

The last thing they need right now is more scrutiny going forward after they already carried out their own investigation and decided Greenwood leaving was for the best.

Several insiders believe Ratcliffe does not understand the level of resistance to a return for the player given that he does not live in England.

Greenwood has bagged five goals and five assists in 21 La Liga games this season and is attracting interest from Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

Despite initial criticism from some supporters, the Man United forward has been welcomed with open arms in the Spanish top flight.

While a move to another top European league will unlikely attract much backlash, any attempt to get him to return to the Premier League will not be taken lightly by most English fans.

Ratcliffe cannot afford to have a section of the Red Devils supporters against him this early into his tenure, and keeping Greenwood away from the Old Trafford club is the best option.