Important reason behind Man Utd’s decision to delay Mason Greenwood announcement is revealed

MANCHESTER Utd has revealed the important reason it is delaying an announcement about Mason Greenwood’s future.

The England striker hasn’t played for Utd since he was arrested for attempted rape, assault and coercive control in January last year.

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He was charged in October but the charges were dropped in February by the Crown Prosecution Service.

Greenwood had been suspended by while Utd undergoes its own investigation.

Fans had been expecting the club to have made a decision by now, but it has now been revealed why there’s a delay.

Utd is said to still be consulting with sponsors and football staff before it makes the announcement.

The club is said to be in talks with the entire department – including the women’s team.

It comes after boss Erik ten Hag today gave an update – but didn’t mention Greenwood once.

He spoke about the team’s first game of the season against Wolves on Monday night, as well as saying Harry Kane’s impending move to Bayern Munich was a “miss for the Premier League”.

He added: “We are very confident but also I want to mention pre-season doesn’t say anything, it’s friendly football.

“Though I never take a game as a friendly, it’s friendly in the sense of going.

“In the league, going for the points it’s a different approach for both teams.

“We are ready to go for the fight, the team is really energetic and we worked really good for pre-season and we go for it.”

It comes after The Sun revealed snaps on Tuesday of Greenwood looking relaxed as he trained on a public pitch.

His dad and coach, Andrew Greenwood, instructed him and cradled the player’s newborn as he ran through shooting drills with pals.

In June he worked on his close control and shooting in a 90-minute session on an £85-an-hour pitch.

It was the first time he had been pictured at a training session since his arrest.

He had grown his hair since he was last pictured — and was not wearing Nike boots after the firm ended their sponsorship deal.