Major club linked to Mason Greenwood ‘now say top manager José Mourinho doesn’t want to be associated with him’
A MAJOR club linked to Mason Greenwood has now reportedly said that its top manager José Mourinho doesn’t want to be associated with him.
United are facing a mad scramble to get rid of Mason Greenwood in just ten days or face losing millions.
The club yesterday announced their striker, 21, would not be returning to Old Trafford following his suspension.
Greenwood was charged with attempted rape, assault and controlling and coercive behaviour, before the charges were dropped in February by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
After weeks of speculation, the Red Devils forward is being written off by the Old Trafford outfit after uproar online from fans at the prospect of Greenwood making a comeback.
United have taken calls from clubs across Europe and Middle East who are interested in the 21-year-old forward.
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Multiple outlets have reported that Greenwood was on the radar of ex-United boss Mourinho’s Serie A side AS Roma.
But fan blog Roma Press claims that “Mourinho has no interest in reuniting with Mason Greenwood”.
The website added that the Special One “does not wish to be associated” with Greenwood.
It comes as The Times reports that Greenwood is being eyed up by a Turkish club who beat United – just hours after he was dumped in an explosive statement.
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The newspaper reports that Turkish side Istanbul Başakşehir is one of the clubs which have thrown their hats in the ring.
Başakşehir expressed their interest in signing Greenwood in a quick deal this month.
The Red Devils lost 2-1 to Başakşehir in Istanbul in a November 2020 Champions League group stage tie.
Weeks later United exacted a 4-1 revenge at Old Trafford, despite the best efforts of Başakşehir striker Demba Ba.
Greenwood played in the match, coming on as a 60th minute substitute.
Greenwood is also in line for a £10million Saudi Arabia deal with Steven Gerrard.
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