MASON Greenwood is on a list of Manchester United U21 players despite being on bail as police probe rape and assault allegations.
The 20-year-old remains suspended despite being included in an official squad for the 2022-23 season.
The Premier league star was not named in the 25-man senior squad but is on a list of U21 players who are eligible to play for the first team in the Premier League this season.
As a result of his young age, Greenwood doesn’t need to be registered in Erik ten Hag’s 25-man squad.
And because the suspended forward remains an employee of the club, he is automatically an included option.
He was arrested in late January for alleged rape, assault and a threat to kill.
Greenwood has been left out of the 25-man squad for the Europa League group stage by United.
He was bailed on February 2 and has been keeping a relatively low profile since.
The star is still currently on bail as Greater Manchester Police continue to investigate him.
Greenwood’s player profile has remained online since his arrest but the club have blocked fans from buying shirts with his name and No 11 on the back.
Manchester United have previously had to deny rumours that he was set to return to first-team training.
In April, a club spokesperson said: “There has been no change whatsoever in Mason’s status.
“We removed his profile from the club app soon after he was removed from the squad in January.”
He joined the team aged just six and rose through the ranks to land himself a regular spot on the first team.
In 2019, he became the youngest footballer to play for Utd in the Champions League when he took to the pitch aged 17.