Greenwood scored his fourth goal of the season for Getafe on Saturday in a 2-1 victory over Almeria. The Manchester United loanee equalised in the 33rd minute with arguably the best goal of his career so far. Greenwood picked up possession out wide on the right, cut back inside onto his left foot and fired a powerful strike across goal and into the top corner. Yet viewers were unable to see footage of the goal, with La Liga deciding against sharing a video of the strike online. Indeed, Spain’s top flight appeared to completely ignore Greenwood’s contribution on social media, with the official X accounts – in both English and Spanish – covering details of the match as it took place but making no mention of the fact the 22-year-old had even scored.
Greenwood is attempting to resurrect his career in La Liga following his exit from Manchester United after a lengthy international investigation following his arrest on suspicion of attempted rape, assault and coercive control. The charges were later dropped and Greenwood moved to Getafe on a season-long loan. The Red Devils have said they do not expect Greenwood to play for the club again, and there has been speculation Getafe could make his loan deal permanent. Greenwood’s transfer has been met with opposition in La Liga. Fans were heard chanting “die Greenwood die” on his Getafe debut back in September. Sportswear giants Nike have also moved to make it clear the forward does not have a sponsorship deal in place after he showed off his footwear collection online.