Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag to give an update as Mason Greenwood’s future hangs in balance

MAN Utd boss Erik ten Hag is set to give an update today as Mason Greenwood’s future hangs in the balance.

The England star hasn’t played for the club 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.

The Man Utd boss is set to speak today, as fans wait to hear what the future holds for Greenwood.

His club is expected to soon make a decision on his future.

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.

Greenwood joined Utd aged just six and rose through the ranks to land himself a regular spot on the first team.

In 2019, he became the youngest footballer to play for United in the Champions League when he took to the pitch aged 17.

Greenwood has made 129 appearances in total for the Red Devils and netted 35 goals.

It comes as manager ten Hag and the majority of the first team have suggested they were open to the idea of bringing the footballer back.

But United’s women’s team were understood to have reservations, while sponsors were left concerned about being linked to the footballer.

A source said previously: “All the players believe he deserves a second chance because he’s innocent in the eyes of the law.

“He didn’t have the opportunity to clear his name in court because the charges were dropped, so the players feel like he has been left in limbo.

“They know it will be difficult but they are willing to support him through it and protect him.

“Some of the younger players came through the academy with him so there’s a loyalty to him.”