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La Liga president hopes Greenwood stays in Spainpublished at 14:24 29 February

Simon Stone
BBC Sport

Mason GreenwoodImage source, Getty Images

La Liga president Javier Tebas says he hopes Manchester United’s on-loan forward Mason Greenwood stays in Spanish football when his current spell with Getafe is over.

Greenwood joined Getafe on deadline day in September after Manchester United reversed an initial plan to keep the striker at the club following an internal investigation into his conduct that was triggered by the collapse of a legal case against him.

At the time, United said they felt it was better for Greenwood to play elsewhere and strongly hinted the England forward would never play for them again.

However, last week, United’s new co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe told BBC Sport it might be time to look at the situation again, without stating whether his preference was for Greenwood to return to the Old Trafford club or not.

Speaking to reporters after he had addressed the Financial Times Business of Football Conference in London, Tebas referenced his legal background to state he had no interest in judging Greenwood, although he claimed the 22-year-old had been found “innocent” rather than the charges being dropped.

“I am a lawyer,” he said. “If someone came out of a legal case innocent there is nothing else to say.

“He is doing really well as a player and I hope he continues to stay in Spanish football. That is good for us.”

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