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Mason Greenwood harbours no great desire to play for Manchester United again

Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood is said to harbour no great desire to play for the club again even if they could facilitate a return, according to The Athletic.

The 22-year-old is currently on loan in the La Liga with Getafe after both parties decided it was best to part ways last summer following his legal battles.

The Red Devils co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe reopened the debate about Greenwood’s Man United career last week, claiming that a fresh decision will be taken on his future after the club’s initial decision following the aftermath of the assault charges that were dropped.

The Red Devils academy graduate has heard the comments from the British billionaire, but he would be reluctant to accept a return as he felt Man United could have supported him better over his case.

Greenwood also knows he would face greater pressure and further scrutiny concerning a matter that has died down if he returned to the Old Trafford club, and remaining in La Liga is more appealing.

Luckily for Man United, this gives them a boost in their plans for him as they want to generate revenue off him, and a sale would go down as pure profit in their calculations for the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules or UEFA’s financial fair play regulations given that he is their academy graduate.

Greenwood is not short of suitors in the Spanish top-flight having bagged five goals and five assists in 22 league games, with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid monitoring his situation.

Club insiders were very concerned after Ratcliffe refused to rule out Greenwood’s return, and while the new management wants to take a fresh decision, the player in question has moved on.

He could fetch Man United around £35 million in the summer, which would come in handy as they look to balance the books going forward.