MANCHESTER UNITED have accepted that Mason Greenwood may not return to the club until next season at the earliest amid an internal investigation.
The footy star, 21, has been suspended from the team since January last year after he was arrested on rape and assault charges.
And while all charges against Greenwood were dropped, Man Utd is carrying out an internal probe.
The Sun understands that club bosses feel that a return to training for the young star this season is unlikely as the investigation drags on.
They are understood to have been considering his future for some time, but do not wish to be rushed into a decision.
In February, Greenwood had all charges against him dropped due to after the CPS found there was “no longer a realistic prospect of conviction”.
The Manchester United striker was first arrested in January last year after police swooped on his mansion.
He was due to stand trial in November accused of attempted rape, assault and coercive control.
Greenwood was suspended from Utd in the wake of the allegations but still received his £75,000-a-week salary.
The club announced they would conduct an internal investigation into the circumstances around his arrest.