Mason Greenwood was named to the substitutes list.
Getafe will face Osasuna in the fifth round of the 2023-24 Spanish La Liga on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez in Madrid, Spain. Getafe currently sits in 15th place with four points (W, D, L, 2G, 6L).
Ahead of the match, the starting lineup was announced. There were some familiar names. Greenwood, who joined Getafe on loan from Manchester United this summer, was among the substitutes. Getafe officially announced the loan signing of Greenwood on the club’s website on July 2.
Last month, the Red Devils parted ways with Greenwood after he was accused of sexual assault. “We have concluded our investigation into Greenwood. The process began in February 2023 when all charges were dropped. We worked to gather as much information as possible. Based on the information we obtained, we concluded that Mr. Greenwood was not involved in the offenses charged, but as he has admitted today, he made a mistake and takes responsibility. We recognize that everyone involved with him has found it difficult to continue his career at United. We have therefore mutually agreed that it would be in his best interests to leave Old Trafford.”
Prior to the club’s announcement, Greenwood said: “I grew up knowing that violence or abuse in any relationship is wrong. I was cleared of all charges in February, but I recognize that I made a mistake and will take responsibility. I am learning to take responsibility to lead by example as a professional athlete and am focused on being a good partner and father. The best decision for all of us is to leave Old Trafford and continue my career. I am grateful to my family and everyone who has supported me and now I have to repay the trust. I want to be a better player, but I also want to be a good father and a good person, and I will use my talents in a positive way on and off the pitch.” This is the end of an association between United and Greenwood that began at the age of eight.
Greenwood is one of Manchester United’s most promising youngsters. The youngster, who has represented England at every age group, has made a name for himself since making his professional debut in the 2018-19 season. In 2019-20, he scored 10 goals in 31 appearances in the English Premier League (EPL) and five goals in the UEFA Europa League (UEL), proving his potential.
Greenwood’s meteoric rise was punctuated by trouble off the field. After his call-up to the England squad in 2020, it was reported that he and Phil Foden had allowed a woman into their hotel room. The pair were criticized for breaking coronavirus protocols, as well as for their raunchy personal lives. Greenwood apologized and put the matter behind him.
Another controversy followed. He was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting his girlfriend and making death threats. An audio recording circulating on social media shocked the country. “We are aware of the allegations circulating on social media. We will not comment further until the facts are known. Violence of any kind will not be tolerated. He will not return to training or matches until further notice.” And with that, Greenwood was suspended and gone.
He was eventually cleared. But his chances of returning to United were slim. There were many voices inside and outside the club that opposed Greenwood’s return. Eventually, United officially announced that they had parted ways with Greenwood. A prospect who was once the center of attention not only at United, but across England, had left Old Trafford in a huff. There was talk of a mutually agreeable termination of his contract, but a loan move to Getafe was finalized.바카라
But Greenwood is ready to make a comeback. The last time Greenwood played for United was on January 23, 2022. It would be a long 602 days before he could step on the pitch.