Man Utd release squad numbers for new season — with no sign of Mason Greenwood

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Manchester United released their provisional squad numbers for the 2023/24 season but there was no mention of Mason Greenwood.

Greenwood, 21, has been suspended by the club since January 2022 after he was charged with attempted rape, assault and controlling and coercive behaviour.

Those charges were dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service in February and United have since opened an internal investigation into Greenwood’s future at Old Trafford.

And although the club kick off their Premier League season on Monday, a decision regarding Greenwood’s future has yet to be announced. The club have now omitted his name and his previously worn number 11 shirt from their squad numbers list.

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But Greenwood is said to have the support of Ten Hag and the majority of the first team squad after it was suggested they were open to Greenwood returning to the club.

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

Mason Greenwood of Manchester United in action during a first team training session on August 02, 2021 in St Andrews, Scotland.

Mason Greenwood’s Man Utd future remains uncertain (Image: Manchester United via Getty Images)

“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. They know he’s made mistakes but the lads who’ve spoken to him say he’s grown up a lot in the past 18 months and will come back a lot wiser.”

Greenwood was spotted earlier this week in a public park training with his dad and coach Andrew Greenwood, who held the forward’s newborn baby in his arms.

The England international trained in all black and wore no United or Three Lions gear, instead opting to wear a Jamaica top and sparking rumours on social media he could switch his international football allegiance.

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