Another comeback story, Mason Greenwood made his full debut for Getafe and notched an assist, marking the end of a 613-day hiatus from his last starting appearance for Manchester United. The 21-year-old forward embarked on a loan journey to Spain during the summer transfer window and repaid the faith shown in him by setting up Gaston Alvarez for a crucial goal that leveled the match at 1-1. The game ultimately ended in a 2-2 draw.
Greenwood’s Return to Starting XI
Mason Greenwood’s inclusion in the starting lineup against Bilbao was his first since January 22, 2022, when he began a 1-0 victory for Manchester United against West Ham at Old Trafford. Shortly after that match, he faced suspension following allegations of attempted rape, assault, and coercive control. These charges were subsequently dropped in February 2023, allowing him to resume his professional career.
A Prolonged Investigation and Departure from Manchester United
Manchester United conducted an extensive internal investigation, which concluded in August, leading to the decision to sever ties with the one-time England international. Before joining Getafe in La Liga, Greenwood’s name was linked to clubs in Italy and Turkey.
Mixed Reception and Upcoming Fixture
Despite being warmly welcomed by the Getafe community, Greenwood faced hostile chants during his debut against Osasuna. Athletic Club supporters also expressed their discontent by whistling at him during a recent match. Getafe, however, looks ahead to their upcoming home fixture against Villarreal on Saturday.