Mason Greenwood is told to be 'patient' for Getafe debut by manager

Mason Greenwood is told to be ‘patient’ and wait to make his Getafe debut, by his boss Jose Bordalas – with the disgraced Man United forward having not played since January 2022

  • Mason Greenwood must wait to play for after not featuring since January 2022
  • His manager at Getafe confirmed that he needs to catch up to his team-mates
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Mason Greenwood will have to be patient before making his Getafe debut, says manager Jose Bordalas. 

The 21-year-old has not had the chance to feature since making his controversial loan switch from Manchester United and has not played at all since January 2022.

United sent him to the LaLiga side after they agreed he would ‘continue his career away from Old Trafford’ following their review of the striker after charges against him were dropped, including attempted rape. 

Bordalas confirmed that Greenwood must have a ‘period of adaptation’ ahead of their league match against Osasuna on Sunday, as reported by Mundo Deportivo.

He said: ‘It is a great hope and there is a great expectation to see him. He has been a year and a half without competing, unemployed, and he is in that period of adaptation and catching up with his teammates.

Mason Greenwood must wait before playing for Getafe, manager Jose Bordalas suggested

Bordalas confirmed that Greenwood must ‘catch up with his team-mates’ after not playing since January 2022

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‘We have to be patient and take care of him. The day-to-day will tell us when he is able to compete. You have to have patience.

‘We know the potential and the level that he has. I don’t like to talk on an individual level but the teammates are helping him a lot. 

‘The dressing room has welcomed him with open arms, just like the rest of the new players, and everyone has felt the warmth of the group.’

Despite the cloud hanging over him, Greenwood has been welcomed in Getafe, seemingly without much discussion about the allegations that were brought against him, nor the audio or video footage. 

Charges of attempted rape and assault were dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service in February but United said he would leave the club following an internal review

Many Getafe fans have taken little note of the controversy surrounding him and have welcomed him openly 

Some, as Mail Sport’s Mike Keegan found in his special report from the city, are calling the extent of his welcome there ‘Masonmania’. 

The club has been enthusiastic about the forward on social media, setting up and English-language Twitter account in July, and have sold more shirts with his name on than of any player in their history. 

It sits in stark contrast to the level of scrutiny and indignation he faces from football supporters in England, with United fans staging a protest in August when it looked as if he might be reintegrated into the squad.


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