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Mason Greenwood costs himself new contract as Man Utd make U-turn

Manchester United have reportedly changed their mind on offering Mason Greenwood fresh contract terms.

Greenwood shone in his maiden season with the first-team last year though has struggled for form in the current campaign.

The 19-year-old has scored just twice and was left out of the Red Devils squad that beat Everton in the Premier League at the weekend.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suggested the England ace was unwell though reports claim United were left concerned by Greenwood’s performances in training.

And The Athletic claim that Greenwood’s recent showings mean United are now in no rush to tie the striker down to a new contract.

His current deal runs until 2024 and contains increases based on appearances though it’s reported United did have a fresh contract on the agenda in the summer.

Greenwood has been left out of the England squad by Gareth Southate for the coming international fixtures.

He had had been left out of the previous England squad after he and Phil Foden sneaked two girls into the team hotel while the team were in Iceland.

  • Man Utd 'growing increasingly concerned' over Mason Greenwood after training performances

Southgate had said: "The first thing is we’ve got huge belief in him as a young player, he’s on an incredible trajectory for someone so young," said the England boss.

"This will be a small disappointment for him but there’s a huge amount of time ahead for him.

"He’s an outstanding finisher and he’s an outstanding goalscorer but over the last number of months he’s not had a huge amount of football.

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"That’s going to happen, it’s a very long season and he had a very short break end of last season as well.

"I’ve spoken with Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] on that and we are aligned on him being the best player he can be."

England take on Ireland in a friendly on Thursday before scheduled Nations League matches with Belgium and Iceland.

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