Mason Greenwood will be playing for Getafe on a season-long loan deal. The club clarified that this move is part of their effort to help Greenwood rebuild his career elsewhere. United also insist they will “continue to offer support” to the young Englishman.
Greenwood hasn’t seen competitive action since January 2022 when he was arrested, though charges against him, which included attempted rape, assault, and controlling or coercive behaviour, have since been dropped.
This loan agreement allows Greenwood to re-enter the world of professional football, following the conclusion of United’s internal investigation that cleared him to play again.
The club has elected not to reintegrate Greenwood into their own squad for the 2023/2024 season but is facilitating his move to the Spanish La Liga side Getafe as they explore options for his permanent transfer.
In a statement, Manchester United confirmed, “Mason Greenwood has signed for La Liga side Getafe on a season-long loan, subject to international clearance. The move enables Greenwood to begin to rebuild his career away from Manchester United.” The club also indicated it would “continue to offer its support to Mason and his family during this period of transition.”
Previously, a separate statement noted, “All those involved, including Mason, recognise the difficulties with him recommencing his career at Manchester United.” The club added that the decision to have him play elsewhere was “mutually agreed” upon.
Greenwood, who remains contracted to Manchester United until June 2025, has the option to extend that contract by an additional year. The 21-year-old made 129 appearances for Manchester United’s senior team since 2018, during which he scored 35 goals. He also earned one cap for the England national team.