A group of Manchester United fans are planning a series of protests against Mason Greenwood’s potential reintegration into the first team squad.
The 21-year-old forward remains suspended by the Premier League club and has not trained with the first team, or been available to play, since his first arrest in January 2022.
All charges against him were dropped at the beginning of February after key witnesses withdrew their participation in the case and new material emerged during the police investigation.
Greenwood was charged with attempted rape, engaging in controlling behavior and forcible assault.
A decision on whether Greenwood will play for Manchester United this season is expected to come very soon after an internal investigation into his behaviour.
Meanwhile, a number of matchmakers, who regularly attend the game, will hear their voices on Monday ahead of their season-opening game against Wolves.
They intend to gather at the Holy Trinity statue outside Old Trafford before kick-off and will carry a banner that reads: “Fans demand Greenwood not come back – stop violence against women”.
Talking to the athlete One of the organisers, speaking on condition of anonymity due to fears that Greenwood supporters would be targeted, said: “It is time for the club to stand up and make the right decision.
“It’s time to say, ‘We have high standards at United about how we expect players to behave, and if you don’t meet those standards, you need to go out.’”
“This is a turning point for the club. Will they join the trade, trophies and money? Or will they take the side of the fans at matches and the club as a social and community institution that we can be proud of and proud to have as part of our identity?”
A woman behind the banner added: “One of the things I was really proud of was how united the fandom was in this cause.
“There’s probably a little bit of a split with the online fanbase, who have been more supportive of Greenwood. But there seems to be a real unity among the fans who are going to be at the game. The nature of the sound means that people are really united in feeling the anger and disgust about it.”
She continued: “As fans, we’ve always been a little sidelined. Sometimes your voice gets ignored and you’re not taken as seriously as others. In a case like this, it feels like an attack on all of us. We have to hope the club do the right thing because if Greenwood comes back, it’s going to be serious.” Enough to make many fans re-evaluate their relationship with the club.”