Mason Greenwood’s loan move to Getafe has been defended by head coach Jose Bordalas.
The 21-year-old was suspended by Manchester United in January 2022 over allegations relating to a young woman after images and videos were posted online.
Greenwood faced charges including attempted rape and assault, but the Crown Prosecution Service announced in February that the case had been discontinued.
He has now joined Spanish side Getafe on loan, who are currently sitting fourteenth in the table.
Asked about the decision to sign the one-cap England international after his side’s 2-1 league defeat at Real Madrid on Saturday, Bordalas told a press conference: ‘It is a very delicate situation to trivialise that issue.
Mason Greenwood has completed a move to Getafe on loan from Manchester United
Getafe boss Jose Bordalas has defended the club’s decision to sign the former England striker
‘Everyone knows what happened and appropriate measures were taken. Everyone knows how it ended, with a non-convictory sentence.
‘He is a footballer of a very high level and arrives at Getafe with enormous enthusiasm.’
Initial reports suggest that United may try to reintergrate Greenwood into the first team squad after the conclusion of an internal investigation.
However after massive backlash, particularly online, United revealed last week he would be leaving the club by mutual agreement.
When asked further, Bordalas added: ‘I can only speak at a footballing level.
‘We all know the potential he has. He is a very young boy and we hope that he adapts to a very different League. Surely he wants to recover his professional status and Getafe can help him in that sense.’