Man Utd crying over Marcial+Antony…Hooper→injured, Greenwood→released

August 22, 2023 | by

There is a cloud hanging over Manchester United’s forward line.

“We have concluded our internal investigation into Mason Greenwood. Following the conclusion of the investigation, it has been mutually agreed that Mason Greenwood will leave the club.”

“While Mr. Greenwood did not commit the offenses with which he was originally charged, he nevertheless made a mistake for which he must take responsibility,” the statement continued.

The parties also said their goodbyes. “I grew up learning that violence and abuse are wrong,” Greenwood said on social media.

“I have been cleared of all charges, but I accept that I made a mistake. The best decision for everyone is to leave the club and move on with my career.”

Greenwood was a highly anticipated prospect for the club and its fans. He came through the United youth ranks and was touted as the future of the club when he made his first-team debut in 2019.

His progression has exceeded expectations. His 19 goals in the 19/20 season set him apart, followed by 12 goals in the 20/21 season, indicating a bright future.

United were delighted with Greenwood’s performance. With Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial underperforming at the time, Greenwood’s rise was a bright spot in the United attack.

The only thing standing between Greenwood and a bright future at United was his personal life. In January, Greenwood was arrested and charged with sexual assault and threats against his girlfriend.

A police investigation was immediately launched. The club also launched its own investigation. As a result of the investigation, the club banned Greenwood from playing and training.

The club began preparing for the possibility that Greenwood would not return. They tried to fill the void by signing Jadon Sancho and Anthony in 2021 and 2022 for €85 million and €95 million respectively.

It didn’t quite work out. Sancho and Anthony failed to fill the void left by Greenwood, scoring just three and four league goals respectively in their debut seasons. 먹튀검증

United weren’t about to give up. United made another big signing this summer in Rasmus Højlund. They spent €75 million on the player, signaling their intentions to bolster their offense.

However, Mourinho hasn’t even played him yet. After joining United, a back injury was discovered. It’s a nagging injury that can cause constant pain, and he’s not on a timetable to return.

The combination of Greenwood’s departure, the underperformance of the new signings, and Hooper’s injury has been frustrating for United’s offense. In the second leg of the league tie against Tottenham Hotspur on Oct. 20, the team managed just six shots on target in a 0-2 humiliation.

This was not unrelated to United’s push for Greenwood’s return. The Red Devils pushed for Greenwood’s return after all charges against him were dropped, but faced opposition from both inside and outside the club and ultimately opted for a complete farewell.

At the moment, United’s options up front are few and far between. With Hoilearn out injured, the likes of Sancho, Anthony and Marcial, who were heavily criticized leading up to last season, have to be used as crying mustard.

Speaking at the press conference after the last game against Tottenham, United manager Eric den Haag said, “I think all the players are capable of scoring goals now. Hojelun will be back soon. We will be able to solve our goal scoring problem.”


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