Mason Greenwood’s future has been a topic of fierce debate within some sections of the Manchester United support, with the internal investigation ongoing, United fans didn’t know how to react, but it seems a decision has finally been made over the forward’s future.

According to Samuel Luckhurst, of the Manchester Evening News, United have decided to make Greenwood available for loan this season, as Erik ten Hag is reluctant to sell the forward with his contract running to 2025, with the option of a further year also included in the 21-year-old’s contract.

According to the same report from the MEN, United are determined to make a decision about the forward’s future before the start of the new Premier League season.

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Interest from Italy

The Manchester United forward, who scored 22 goals in the Premier League alone, has attracted interest from clubs in Italy, namely Atalanta are said to be the most interested party.

One team who are not interested according to the same report is Jose Mourinho’s Roma, despite the former United boss giving Greenwood his first chance with the first team when he was selected to be part of the travelling squad in the UEFA Champions League, back in 2018.

The interest from Atalanta is interesting, as this opens up an obvious avenue for United to negotiate Erik Ten Hag’s number-one striker target, Rasmus Hojlund.

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With rumours yesterday of a bid for the forward and United’s confidence in agreeing a £50 million fee with Gian Piero Gasperini’s side, Greenwood may well have been mentioned as a makeweight by United sporting director John Murtough in negotiations with the Bergamo side.

It could well be a win-win for all sides involved. United get a player the manager desperately wants, Atalanta get a replacement and it means the Old Trafford club can delay their decision for a year over what to do with the 21-year-old Englishman.

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