Amid worries about his life outside football, Manchester United are contemplating a change in their contract extension plans for Mason Greenwood, according to sources. For all the wrong reasons, the English teenager has recently been making the headlines and is yet to build this year on his excellent debut season with the Red Devils.
Greenwood finished with 17 goals from 49 appearances last season and was pivotal to the late flourishing of Manchester United in the league. The 19-year-old was expected this season to stake a claim to a permanent first-team spot.
Sadly, the teenager has been plagued with off-the-field problems that have affected his success for Manchester United on the pitch. Those troubles seem to have also cast doubts at Old Trafford about his future.
For Manchester United this season, Greenwood scored two goals from eight appearances and was set for a contract upgrade before trouble began brewing. For now, these preparations have been shelved as the Red Devils are planning to lead the teenager back to his shimmering best.
After the long voyage back from Istanbul, Greenwood was unlikely to make it to the starting eleven against Everton on Saturday. During training on Friday, however, he looked so exhausted that club officials were worried that he wasn’t resting properly.
Manchester United is concerned that the teenager lacks discipline and does not make the sacrifices necessary to excel in football at the highest level.