Why Manchester United have included Mason Greenwood in their squad list

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Manchester United star boy’s Mason Greenwood fall from grace has been nothing short of disheartening for football fans but arguably deserved.

The club has however included him in the squad list for the 2022/23 Under-21s eligible to play for the first team in the course of the season. Manchester United verified that he is still suspended and cannot be played with a court case.

Fans reacted to the news with shock as no official communication has been made so far on Greenwood’s off-the-pitch battles.

The Man United star’s bail was extended at a private hearing at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court in June, having been arrested in January after images and videos were posted online.

He was also later quizzed on suspicion of making threats to kill as he spent three nights in cells at a Greater Manchester police station.

Mason Greenwood, who however has not been included in United’s squad for the Europa League this term – was released on conditional bail and has been extended twice since.

However, police did not specify when it would run out after the closed court hearing in June.

Mason Greenwood’s player profile has remained online since his arrest but the club has blocked fans from buying shirts with his name and No 11 on the back.

But Manchester United is contractually bound to continue paying Greenwood’s £75,000-a-week salary.

His last appearance for the club came in a 1-0 win against West Ham in January.

He made his only appearance for England debut against Iceland in September 2020 but was then sent home for breaching Covid guidelines.

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Greenwood, who has scored 22 goals in 83 appearances for United, has not played for his country since.

Police arrested Greenwood on 30 January after seeing a woman reporting claims of physical violence and sexual threats on social media.

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