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Mason Greenwood the ray of light for Getafe as they are put to sword by Atletico Madrid – Man United News And Transfer News

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Mason Greenwood the ray of light for Getafe as they are put to sword by Atletico Madrid – Man United News And Transfer News


On a night when Manchester United might have found a firm solution for their right-wing woes in Amad due to his virtuoso display vs Newcastle, the former leader for that place continued his good form.

Mason Greenwood was the only Getafe player to come out of the game against Atletico Madrid with any credit as his team lost 3-0.

Antoine Griezmann hit a hattrick to condemn Getafe to a heavy defeat but Greenwood continued his run of sterling displays.

In a change from his usual right-wing position, Greenwood was deployed more centrally as Getafe sought to take advantage of his speed and trickery to funnel transitions through him.

He was up to the task, ending the game with five successful dribbles, hitting the woodwork once, and winning six out of his nine ground duels.

Atletico defenders had to be on high alert every time they lost the ball as Getafe immediately looked to Greenwood to progress them up the pitch.

The United loanee had two high-quality shots on target, ending the night with an xG of 0.47, a return from which one generally expects at least one goal.

He was also a creative spark when he wasn’t busy trying to score, being 100% accurate on his three long balls, playing one key pass and completing 2/4 crosses. (Stats via sofascore)

As the season has progressed, Greenwood has established himself as the clear talisman of a team which, even though they generally don’t score much, do so most of the time through his involvement.

This game was a perfect encapsulation of the same in action again as he looked a level above his teammates.

It wouldn’t be a surprise if he’s playing a level above his current teammates next season, even though his chances of a United return are unlikely.

The club would just be happy that an asset they were ready to mark as distressed last season has bounced back and can net them a genuine fee this summer.


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