Nothing has been fixed or resolved or made good by the club’s painfully delayed decision to move Mason Greenwood on
And so we all get to move on now; or at least to shift our gaze elsewhere. If there is any sense of closure or catharsis to be found in the news that Manchester United will not be re‑engaging Mason Greenwood as a first-team player, it is to be hoped that these qualities are reserved for Greenwood’s initial, presumed, now‑withdrawn – phrase it however you want – accuser; and in his own eventual passage through life from here.
The news came as no great surprise when it emerged on Monday afternoon that United will not, after bizarrely prolonged deliberations, be reinstating Greenwood to their first-team squad, 18 months after that brutally shocking social media content first emerged, and six months after charges of attempted rape, assault and controlling and coercive behaviour were dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service. Indeed, by now this all feels like something of an afterthought.
Written by Barney Ronay
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