- Mason Greenwood has made his first start for Getafe in LaLiga
- The attacker is loaned out to the Spanish team by Manchester United
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Mason Greenwood was handed his first LaLiga start for Getafe in their meeting with Athletic Club on Wednesday evening.
The loanee from Manchester United was used as a substitute in the two previous Getafe games, but was given the nod by manager Jose Bordalas to start on the wing.
Greenwood’s last start was Man United’s 1–0 win over West Ham at Old Trafford on 22 January 2022, before being included in Getafe’s starting XI 613 days later.
His arrival in Spain was celebrated by supporters of the club based just outside Madrid, with Greenwood showing signs of feeling comfortable as he attempts to rebuild his career after it was previously disrupted by his arrest on charges of attempting to rape and sexual assault last year.
The charges were eventually dropped by the Public Prosecution Service. United conducted an in-depth internal investigation following the allegations made against him and six months later it was mutually decided that Greenwood would continue his career away from Old Trafford.
Mason Greenwood has been handed his first LaLiga start for Getafe against Athletic Club
Greenwood has made an immediate impact in his new surroundings and has been tipped to make his first start for the club soon after impressing in a 4-3 defeat to Real Sociedad last time out.
However, rival supporters have given him a warm welcome to LaLiga, with many apparently unhappy with Getafe’s decision to sign the player due to the circumstances surrounding his departure from England.
Some Osasuna supporters directed chants of ‘Greenwood die’ at the Man United academy star during his first appearance for the club.
The Spanish Football Federation subsequently investigated the incident and Osasuna manager Jagoba Arrasate condemned the chants directed at the player.
More to follow.