After Manchester United made the decision to continue Greenwood’s career away from Old Trafford, the loan move to Getafe came about as a result of that decision.
Greenwood was suspended by United in January 2022 after being charged with attempted rape, engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour, and violence. This decision was made in connection with the circumstances surrounding Greenwood’s suspension. However, in February, all of the accusations that had been brought against Greenwood were withdrawn, which allowed him to return to the field.
He has displayed notable performances for Getafe, where he has tallied three goals and three assists in ten appearances across various competitions this season. Despite his return, an internal investigation into Greenwood’s behaviour concluded with the decision for him to leave Old Trafford on a season-long loan. Greenwood has been playing for Getafe.
There have been rumours going around that Getafe is keen in acquiring Greenwood on a permanent basis, which has led to conversations with Manchester United. It is noteworthy that Paul Mitchell, who has been rumoured to be one of the candidates for the position of sporting director at Manchester United under Sir Jim Ratcliffe, was seen watching Greenwood play for Getafe.
Ben Jacobs, a journalist for CBS Sports, believes that it is highly improbable that Greenwood will return to United after his loan period has ended. The presence of Mitchell is something that Jacobs considers to be potentially alarming, and he suggests that if Manchester United’s stance is true, Greenwood may never play for the club again. The emphasis that has been placed on Mitchell’s involvement suggests that it would be unusual for him to be scouting the player prior to his official joining United.
For the purpose of resolving player situations, Jacobs places a strong emphasis on the necessity of procedure, structure, and transparency. He expresses worry with the lack of clarity on the decision to send someone to evaluate Greenwood prior to his official joining of the club.
The idea that Greenwood might not play for Manchester United again, regardless of how well he is performing on the pitch, is regarded as a possible indication of adverse circumstances. Concerns have been raised over the club’s dedication to transparency and its adherence to a structured approach in the management of player matters brought forth by the circumstance.
The dynamics around Greenwood’s future at Manchester United continue to be a focus of conjecture and examination, with the warning note pointing to potential issues regarding the club’s decision-making processes. Supporters are currently waiting for more developments in this matter.