Man Utd's Greenwood attracting interest from clubs - sources

Greenwood to leave Manchester United after investigation (1:48)

Rob Dawson reports on Mason Greenwood and Manchester United mutually agreeing to part ways after a six-month investigation into his conduct. (1:48)

Manchester United have already received interest in Mason Greenwood following their decision to remove the forward from their squad, sources told ESPN.

United announced on Monday that Greenwood will leave Old Trafford following the conclusion of their six-month investigation into his conduct.

The Premier League club launched a probe into the circumstances around Greenwood's arrest on suspicion of rape and assault after criminal charges against the footballer were dropped in February.

United are looking to secure a permanent or loan move for Greenwood, 21. According to sources, they have already received interest from clubs in England and abroad.

Because Greenwood remains under contract, United have until the window closes on Sept. 1 to agree a move for the England international.

However, if a suitable option cannot be found in the next 10 days, sources have told ESPN that United will consider a mutual termination of Greenwood's contract.

His deal runs until 2025, with a club option to extend for an additional 12 months, and he will remain on full pay until a resolution can be found.

Sources told ESPN that the most likely destination is a club in Saudi Arabia or Turkey. Sources close to the striker insist the decision will be based on which club is best-placed for Greenwood to rebuild his life with his partner and newborn, and not necessarily where he would have the most success on the pitch.

Sources close to United accept that many clubs showing an interest in signing Greenwood will face opposition to his arrival, particularly those in England.

Sources told ESPN that United are not looking to monetise Greenwood's departure, and if a fee is generated, there will be internal conversations about how best to use the funds.

Greenwood hasn't played a competitive game since Jan. 22, 2022. He has been suspended by United for the past 18 months but has been undergoing an individual training programme away from the club to prepare for his return to football.

Sources have told ESPN that he will not be allowed back at Carrington, even while he remains a United player.