‘I don’t care about his past’ – La Liga chief speaks out on Man United loanee Mason Greenwood’s future

Mason Greenwood has been on loan at Getafe this season and La Liga president Javier Tebas has given his thoughts on the Manchester United forward’s future....READ FULL ARTICLE

La Liga boss Javier Tebas has stated that he “doesn’t care” about Mason Greenwood’s past and wants the Manchester United forward to remain in Spain beyond this season.

Greenwood , 22, faced charges of attempted rape and assault, but the Crown Prosecution Service discontinued the case in February 2023. He subsequently joined Getafe on loan last summer.

Tebas, speaking at the Financial Times Business of Football Summit, has now opened up about how impressed he has been by the youngster’s performances so far this season.

He said:

“He’s doing really well at Getafe as a player and I hope he continues to be successful and he continues to stay in Spanish football because that’s always good for us.

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“He is just another player. He had a past, but not a past we can do anything about. He was innocent and wasn’t condemned. We can’t be judges for everything. If we did that, we’d have no teams.

“I’m a lawyer, so it’s important to say he is not condemned. He was acquitted here (in the UK). Should we have reopened the case in Spain? Do I know the case in great detail? No.

“Greenwood was not condemned, so I don’t care.”

Reports from The Sun have claimed La Liga giants Barcelona are interested in signing Greenwood at the end of the season. Manchester United co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe has indicated that a decision on Greenwood’s future will be made this summer, with Ineos now in control of football operations at Old Trafford.

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Reports last year said United wanted to keep him after looking into it, but people didn’t like that idea. Ratcliffe knows they need to choose what to do when Greenwood comes back, but nothing is decided yet.

“I can talk about the principle, I’m not going to talk about Mason,” Ratcliffe told journalists at the Ineos office in Knightsbridge last week. “I’m familiar with it. The principle is the important one because we will have other issues going forward.

“You’re dealing with young people, they’ve not always been brought up in the best of circumstances, who are very talented, they’ve got lots of money and they don’t always have maybe the guidance they should have.

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“What we need to do when we have issues like that is a, we need to understand what the facts are – the real facts, not the hype – what the real facts are.

Then we need to make a fair decision in the light of the club’s values, that’s what we need to do and that’s how we will do it.

“We’ll make a decision, yeah, correct. And we’ll justify it one way or another.

“All I can do is talk about the principle of how we will approach it. Is he the right type of footballer? Is he a good person or not?”…READ FULL ARTICLE

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