MASON Greenwood has hailed his “amazing first day” as he was officially unveiled by new club Getafe.
The La Liga club presented the 21-year-old forward to a raucous crowd at Madrid’s Coliseum stadium.
Thousands of eager Getafe fans turned out to welcome Greenwood and his new signings Diego Rico and Oscar Rodriguez on a warm evening.
Since then, the striker has taken to social media to describe his presentation at Getafe as an “amazing first day” amid a montage of images.
Greenwood’s post has already garnered nearly 200,000 likes after being offered a path back to football by the La Liga team.
The newcomer waved to the crowd and kicked a signed football into the stands during the presentation.
And the forward told the crowd that he was ‘happy to be here next season’.
Greenwood added, “I’ve been training for four or five months now, so I’m slowly getting up to speed.”
“I’ve been training with my teammates and I’m feeling pretty good.
“We play one game after the other, I know that the next home game is coming up soon. We will try to win it and do our best.”
It was also confirmed that Greenwood’s girlfriend had arrived in Spain ahead of his official unveiling.
Harriet Robson, who is having a baby with the footballer, was seen smiling in the sunshine in a photo shared to her Instagram.
Earlier this morning Getafe was described as “deaf” with the striker filmed signing autographs and greeting fans before his start.
In a clip that Getafe posted to Twitter, Greenwood was seen posing for snaps with kids and autographing their shirts and footballs.
A fan had already got his hands on a replica of Greenwood’s number 12 shirt, which he wore backwards while embracing the forward.
But the club’s enthusiastic reception for Greenwood drew widespread criticism on social media.
Popular account Out of Context Football Manager tweeted: “Getafe has to be the deafest club I’ve ever seen in my life. Read the room.”
Greenwood trained with his new club Getafe for the first time today – more than 18 months since his last game for Manchester United.
Greenwood is highly unlikely to be fit to play – and snaps of him training suggest he is focused on strength and conditioning.
The Spanish club announced the deal just minutes before the summer transfer window deadline on Friday.
United receive no loan fee and cover the bulk of his £75,000-week wages during his time in Spain.
A club statement continued: “The move allows Greenwood to rebuild his career away from Manchester United.”
“The club will continue to offer their support to Mason and his family during this transition period.”
However, the young striker may not make his debut until September 17 when Getafe host Osasuna.
This comes after United announced that Greenwood had agreed “by mutual consent” to leave the club following an internal investigation into his arrest.
He was arrested in October last year but all charges were dropped by Crown prosecutors in February.
Greenwood has two years left to run, with an option for a further 12 months if the club wish to tackle that.
Had he not been sacked, the club could have faced a payment of almost £8million.