Mason Greenwood joins Getafe on loan from Manchester United

Fri, Sep 1, 2023
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Mason Greenwood joins Getafe on loan from Manchester United

MADRID (AP) - Getafe acquired former Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood on loan on Friday after the English player left his old club following a criminal investigation into a possible attempted rape that was closed by prosecutors.

The deal was announced just before the summer market closed.

The 21-year-old England forward has not played for United since January 2022.

Greenwood was implicated in controlling and coercive behavior and assault relating to a woman after images and videos were posted online.

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Prosecutors in England closed their case in February, saying "a combination of the withdrawal of key witnesses and new material that came to light meant there was no longer a realistic prospect of conviction."

But United and the player decided last month it was best to part ways and for him to find a new club.

"The move enables Greenwood to begin to rebuild his career away from Manchester United," United said in a statement. "The club will continue to offer its support to Mason and his family during this period of transition."

Greenwood will join a Getafe that is likely to fight to avoid relegation.


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