Manchester United head coach Erik Ten Hag is reluctant to let outcast Mason Greenwood leave on a permanent deal this summer.
Greenwood, 21, was charged with attempted rape, engaging in controlling and coercive behavior, and assault last year but in February it was revealed that the Crown Prosecution Service had dropped all charges against the United forward before the club began to conduct its own internal investigation.
Greenwood to remain on the books at Man United
After spending five months mulling over the evidence in its investigation, the club are now insistent they can come to a conclusion before the beginning of next season.
Greenwood was recently spotted playing football in public with friends for the first time since his suspension from the club’s Carrington Training Ground and after not playing a professional match in close to 18 months, United boss Ten Hag is leaning towards loaning out the England international in order to regain some first-team match fitness according to Manchester Evening News writer Samuel Luckhurst instead of a permanent sale.