In a surprising twist on Deadline Day, Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood secured a loan move to La Liga side Getafe, marking a pivotal point in his career.
Greenwood’s departure from the Red Devils had been widely anticipated. However, the choice of destination raised eyebrows across the footballing world. This move follows a tumultuous 18-month period for the once-capped England international striker, during which he was suspended and subjected to an internal investigation over his behavior. The charges against him included attempted rape, controlling and coercive behavior, and assault causing actual bodily harm. These charges were subsequently dropped in February after a key witness withdrew their testimony.
Despite the charges being dismissed, Greenwood remains a highly controversial figure in the sport. His undeniable talent as a forward was overshadowed by the off-field incidents that transpired since January 2022. While there were earlier rumors linking him to potential moves to clubs in Turkey and Italy, he eventually sealed a transfer to Getafe, a decision that has generated mixed reactions.
The reaction to Greenwood’s move to Getafe has been polarized and stirred intense debates on social media platforms.
One user took to social media to express their strong disapproval: “Obviously, Spanish football doesn’t care about women. Scum club.”
Another user chimed in, highlighting the broader issue: “The women’s World Cup final and this speaks volumes of how girls are looked at in Spanish football, grim signing.”
A prevailing sentiment among critics is the collective support for any team competing against Greenwood. “We will support any team Greenwood is playing against,” became a recurring theme among user comments.
There are those, however, who continue to stand by the 21-year-old talent. A pro-Greenwood commenter posted, “Mason Greenwood—the original STARBOY and Manchester United’s finest generational talent ever. Please take very good care of him for us.”
Nonetheless, the vast majority of comments have been critical of Getafe’s decision to bring Greenwood on board. Sentiments such as “Relegation can’t come soon enough,” and a user replying with “liquidation*” are indicative of the backlash against this move.
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