MASON Greenwood has been pictured at training in his seven-year-old boots days before making his debut for new club Getafe.
The ex-England striker was seen preparing to make his football comeback with the Spanish La Liga club after his move from Manchester United.
The Sun revealed yesterday how the 21-year-old is expected to line up against Osasuna next Sunday afternoon after impressing coaches in training.
Greenwood has not kicked a ball professionally since January last year when he made his final appearance for the Red Devils against West Ham United.
He joined Getafe in a transfer deadline day deal on loan on September 1, after United had announced plans for him to leave.
The forward has not played since being arrested in January last year on suspicion of attempted rape, assault and coercive control.
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He remained suspended by United despite the Crown Prosecution Service dropping all charges in February.
United and Greenwood announced on August 21 he would be departing in what the club described as a "collaborative decision".
His transfer to Getafe was sealed late on September 1, shortlybefore the English and Spanish summer transfer windows closed.
He has been joined in Spain by partner Harriet Robson, also 21, with the pair looking at houses in the capital Madrid.
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Getafe have published various videos of Greenwood's unveiling at the club as well as footage showing him training with new team-mates.
He was seen training in seven-year-old boots after sportswear firm Nike cancelled his contract with them last year.
He has not signed a new deal with any boot-maker since then.
But he has kept wearing his Nike Mercurial Superfly 4 boots.
Earlier this summer he was pictured having a private training session in a Manchester park, wearing a pair of black Nike Phantom GX boots.
Critics have called Getafe's swoop for Greenwood "tone deaf" but club president Ruben Reyes insisted the player's arrival was "just the same" as their other signings.
Greenwood's move away from Old Trafford was welcomed by ex-England and United defender Gary Neville, though the Sky Sports pundit branded the club's handling of the situation "horrible".
BBC's Match Of The Day presenter and former Three Lions captain Gary Lineker called United's decision to cut ties with Greenwood "inevitable and right".
Women's charities insisted football clubs should do better in future when dealing with such situations.
Ardent United supporter Rachel Riley had threatened to no longer support the club if they allowed Greenwood back.
The Channel 4 Countdown co-presenter and Strictly Come Dancing contestant said United "handled this appallingly".
Greenwood's last outing was in a 1-0 Premier League win against West Ham United on January 22 last year.
The CPS charged him last October, with a trial set for this November.
But the case was withdrawn in February after alleged victim and 12 further witnesses declined to co-operate.
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Greenwood, born in Bradford in West Yorkshire, played 129 times for United, scoring 35 goals.
He was given his only England cap when manager Gareth Southgate brought him on as a late subsitute against Iceland in September 2020.
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