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Mason Greenwood leaves Manchester United in loan move to Spanish club Getafe

Following the dismissal of a case of attempted rape against the football player earlier this year, Mason Greenwood has departed Manchester United on the day of the transfer deadline.

Greenwood is relocating to Spain to play for Getafe, a team situated in Madrid.

Mason Greenwood has agreed to a season-long loan with La Liga team Getafe CF, pending international clearance, according to a statement from Manchester United.

"The change paves the path for Greenwood to start his career again away from Manchester United.

Mason and his family will continue to receive assistance from the club throughout this time of change.

United confirmed last month that Greenwood will not be playing for them again.

Mutual understanding

Mason and everyone else involved, especially Manchester United, are aware of the challenges he has in starting his career again there, the club said in a statement.

Therefore, it has been decided that doing so outside of Old Trafford would be most suitable. We will now work with Mason to make that happen.

In October 2022, the forward was accused of trying to rape someone, assaulting someone, and engaging in coercive behavior. He was first detained in January of that year.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) declared in February 2023 that it had a "duty to stop the case" as a result of the "withdrawal of key witnesses and new material that emerged."

Due to these developments, the CPS decided to stop the investigation and drop the charges against Greenwood since there was "no longer a realistic prospect of conviction."

"I made errors."

When United revealed the findings of its internal probe, Greenwood said: "I fully accept I made mistakes... and I take my share of responsibility."

His defense has always been that he is not guilty.

Greenwood, who has one England cap, scored 35 goals in 129 games for United, with his final appearance coming on January 22, 2022, against West Ham.

He has an agreement with Old Trafford that runs until June 2025, with a one-year extension option.


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