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Mason Greenwood breaks silence on Getafe loan move



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Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood has broken his silence following his deadline-day loan move to Spanish side Getafe.

After Greenwood, 21, was suspended by Manchester United for 18 months, initially in January 2022, it was recently decided, after immense fan pressure, that the forward would depart from the club.

Although it was reported that Erik ten Hag was willing to allow Greenwood back into his squad, ultimately, it was decided that he would leave the club, with Richard Arnold addressing the fans.

The forward’s suspension came following photos and videos alleging domestic abuse surfaced on social media. The charges were eventually dropped but the internal investigation from the club – which concluded that his future needs to be away from Old Trafford – followed.

Whilst United were unable to find a permanent exit from the club for Greenwood, Getafe provided an opportunity for Greenwood “to begin to rebuild his career away from Manchester United,” as the club wrote.

Greenwood has since taken to Instagram to address the move for the first time. The 21-year-old posted an image of him holding the Getafe shirt with the caption, “New beginnings.”

He added in a video on the club’s social media channels: “Hi Getafe fans, It’s Mason here, I’m so happy to be here and I can’t wait to get started.”

His new manager, José Bordalás, has addressed the situation surrounding the new signing following the loss against Real Madrid on the weekend.

“It’s too delicate a subject to treat lightly,” said Bordalás. “Everyone knows what happened and the appropriate measures were taken. We can only talk about football, obviously. The relevant bodies did what had to be done.

“Everyone knows what happened and that it ended with a sentence that did not find him guilty. He’s a footballer of an extremely high level and he arrives at Getafe with huge enthusiasm. We will try to help him to get back to his best level.

“I can only talk about it in footballing terms. We all know the potential he has. He is a very young boy, he is still only 21, and we hope that he can adapt to a very different league.

“We all know the potential he has and if physically he can get back – and I am sure of that – he will want to recover the professional status he had and Getafe can help him to do so.”