The Sun (Malaysia)

Getafe will help Greenwood ‘recover best level’: coach


coach Jose Bordalas said his club will help Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood find “his best level” after his arrival on loan.

The Madrid side acquired Greenwood on Friday until the end of the season, despite him having faced allegation­s of abuse involving a young woman.

Greenwood had been suspended since January 2022 by the Premier League side over the allegation­s but prosecutor­s dropped charges including attempted rape and sexual assault in February.

“It is too delicate a situation to trivialise this issue,” said Bordalas, after Getafe’s 2-1 defeat at Real Madrid on Saturday. Greenwood was not part of the match-day squad.

“Everybody knows what happened, the appropriat­e measures were taken,” Bordalas continued.

“Obviously we can only talk about football, about other issues, I think, that the people and the relevant systems did what they had to do, and everybody knows how it ended – without a condemnato­ry sentence.

“Therefore, (he’s) a free person, a footballer of the highest level, who comes to Getafe with enormous hope. We are going to help him to recover his best level.”

English prosecutor­s dropped the charges against Greenwood, 21, after key witnesses withdrew and new evidence came to light.

Greenwood, whose contract runs until June 2025, said last week: “I did not do the things I was accused of, and in February I was cleared of all charges.

“However, I fully accept I made mistakes in my relationsh­ip.”

United then started their own internal investigat­ion in to the player, who was previously named one of the most valuable players in Europe’s top five leagues.

In announcing the result of their investigat­ion, United said: “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.” –


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