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Mason Greenwood makes rare public statement after scoring first goal for Getafe on loan from Man Utd

Mason Greenwood makes rare public statement after scoring first goal for Getafe on loan from Man Utd

The winger has spoken out for the first time since scoring.

Manchester United loanee Mason Greenwood has made a rare public statement after scoring his first goal for Getafe.

The 22-year-old joined the La Liga side on a season-long loan in September after Manchester United agreed he would rebuild his career away from Old Trafford.

Following an internal investigation, it was decided that it would be best for all parties if Greenwood left the club after charges of attempted rape and assault were dropped in February.

The winger has since got off the mark for his new club, finding the back of the net against Celta Vigo on Sunday evening.

In a highly contested first half, Borja Mayoral had given Getafe the lead just two minutes after kick-off but Jonathan Bamba soon levelled the scores.

Getafe were then reduced to 10 men when Domingos Duarte was shown his marching orders around the half-hour mark, but four minutes later Greenwood restored his side's advantage.

The Englishman was in the right place at the right time to fire a first time effort into the roof of Ivan Villar's net, before celebrating with his teammates in front of the travelling supporters.

Greenwood scored his first goal for Getafe on Sunday.

The contest finished 2-2 after Jorgen Strand Larsen equalised moments before the break, with Greenwood subsequently sharing his thoughts after the game.

Taking to Instagram on Sunday evening, he posted pictures of himself and his teammates celebrating his goal, accompanied by the caption: "Happy to score my first goal for Getafe amazing team spirit to come away from the game with a point."

Greenwood's goal was the first time he had found the back of the net since scoring in a 3-0 win against Brentford in January 2021, which is likely to be his last ever goal for the Red Devils, despite still being registered as a United player.

In August, the club confirmed Greenwood would leave the club permanently in a statement which read: "Manchester United has concluded its internal investigation into the allegations made against Mason Greenwood. Our process commenced in February 2023, following all charges against Mason being dropped.

"Throughout, we have taken into account the wishes, rights and perspective of the alleged victim along with the club's standards and values, and sought to collate as much information and context as possible.

"This has required us to proceed with sensitivity and care to obtain evidence not in the public domain, including from those with direct knowledge of the case.

"Based on the evidence available to us, we have concluded that the material posted online did not provide a full picture and that Mason did not commit the offences in respect of which he was originally charged. That said, as Mason publicly acknowledges today, he has made mistakes which he is taking responsibility for.

"All those involved, including Mason, recognise the difficulties with him recommencing his career at Manchester United. It has therefore been mutually agreed that it would be most appropriate for him to do so away from Old Trafford, and we will now work with Mason to achieve that outcome."

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Topics: Mason Greenwood, Football, Manchester United, Getafe, La Liga