Fenerbahce target Mason Greenwood but Manchester United forward has Jose Mourinho concern

Mason Greenwood has just finished the season on loan at Getafe (Getty)

Fenerbahce are targeting a move for Mason Greenwood but the Manchester United forward has reservations about playing under Jose Mourinho, according to reports.

The 22-year-old has just finished the season on loan at Getafe in La Liga and United now face a fresh decision over the player’s long-term future at Old Trafford.

Greenwood has not played for United since his arrest in January 2022 for attempted rape, controlling behaviour and assault.

All of the charges against Greenwood were dropped last February and United had considered reintegrating him back into Erik ten Hag’s squad before the club received widespread backlash over his return.

It’s understood that United are open to selling Greenwood this summer and the club have already received interest from several sides across Europe and in the Premier League.

The Sun reports that Fenerbahce are among the teams who have expressed their willingness to sign Greenwood for the start of next season.

Jose Mourinho was unveiled as Fenerbahce’s new head coach this week (Reuters)

However, the report claims that Greenwood ‘is not keen’ on working with Mourinho.

Greenwood was in United’s academy during Mourinho’s reign at Old Trafford but the forward caught the Portuguese’s eye during a training session.

Former United midfielder Nicky Butt, who was the club’s academy manager at the time, told The Athletic in 2021: ‘He [Mourinho] asked me about young players, he was approachable, he was helpful. He would ask me which players I wanted to move up.

‘He asked, ‘who is this kid, Greenwood?’, when Mason was 15. He said, ‘bring him to train with us’. I said, ‘we can’t because he’s at school and there are rules and regulations’.’

Greenwood ended up making his first-team debut under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in March 2019.

Earlier this week, reports in Italy claimed that Greenwood has verbally agreed to join Juventus, while United are prepared to accept an initial £30m fee for the striker.

Greenwood has just a year left on his contract with United and are unwilling to see him leave on a free transfer next summer.

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