Manchester United confirm Mason Greenwood is on their retained list of players, despite still being under internal investigation at the club, as they announce seven departures
- Mason Greenwood has been named on Manchester United’s retained list
- He is still suspended after assault and attempted rape charges were dropped
- His inclusion does not imply an outcome in the club’s ongoing investigation
Mason Greenwood is on the list of players being retained by Manchester United, while David de Gea is the most notable omission as talks continue over a new contract.
It’s understood that Greenwood’s inclusion reflects the fact that he is under contract at Old Trafford until 2025, and is not an indication of the outcome of an internal club investigation after the Crown Prosecution Services dropped charges of attempted rape and assault against him in February.
De Gea, meanwhile, is not on the list because he will become a free agent at the end of his contract on June 30 unless the Spanish goalkeeper can agree terms over a new deal.
A United spokesman said: ‘Discussions remain open with David over a potential new contract.’
United hope to sign a new goalkeeper this summer regardless of De Gea’s contract situation, while Dean Henderson is expected to make a permanent move to Nottingham Forest.
Another two United keepers, Tom Heaton and Nathan Bishop have had their contracts extended, and so have defenders Rhys Bennett and Ethan Laird. Under-21 player-coach Tom Huddlestone and forward Mateo Mejia have been offered new deals.
United confirmed that Phil Jones is leaving Old Trafford after 12 years along with Axel Tuanzebe, Ethan Galbraith and Di’Shon Bernard. Eric Hanbury, Charlie Wellens and Manni Norkett are leaving the academy.
More to follow.
Manchester United have confirmed Mason Greenwood is among the players retained by the club this summer