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BREAKING: Sir Jim Ratcliffe reveals Mason Greenwood plan in full statement on Man United loanee



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Sir Jim Ratcliffe has addressed Manchester United loanee Mason Greenwood and the situation the club finds themselves in with the 22-year-old.

The new co-owner of United has clarified that he will make a fresh decision on the academy graduate.

Greenwood is currently on loan in Spain, playing his football at Getafe following the charges of attempted rape, controlling and coercive behaviour and assault occasioning actual bodily harm against him were dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service in February 2023.

United went against their original decision to reintegrate the winger into Erik ten Hag’s first-team squad after public backlash.

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Greenwood is under contract at Old Trafford until 2025, and the club also has the option of triggering an additional year.

“I can talk about the principle, I’m not going to talk about Mason [Greenwood],” Ratcliffe told journalists at the Ineos office in Knightsbridge, according to the MEN. “I’m familiar with it. The principle is the important one because we will have other issues going forward.

“You’re dealing with young people, they’ve not always been brought up in the best of circumstances, who are very talented, they’ve got lots of money and they don’t always have maybe the guidance they should have.

“What we need to do when we have issues like that is a, we need to understand what the facts are – the real facts, not the hype – what the real facts are. 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 do it.

“We’ll make a decision, yeah, correct. And we’ll justify it one way or another.

“All I can do is talk about the principle of how we will approach it. Is he the right type of footballer? Is he a good person or not?”

When specifically asked if he was not closing the door on a return for Greenwood, Ratcliffe responded: “Well, he’s a Manchester United footballer, we’re in charge of football, so the answer is yeah, we have to make a decision, it’s quite clear.

“There is no decision that’s been made. He’s on loan, obviously. We’ve got one or two footballers we have to deal with that are on our books and we need to make a decision, we’ll do that.”