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Manchester United Coach Had To Ask Mason Greenwood 'What's Wrong With You?'

Manchester United Coach Had To Ask Mason Greenwood 'What's Wrong With You?'

Mason Greenwood has made an impact already at Manchester United, at just 18-years-old, leaving one coach to ask "What's wrong with you?" in sheer astonishment.

The teenager has scored five goals in the league this season and another five in the Europa League in his first season in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first team.

Last week he, along with Paul Pogba, helped change the game against Spurs as a substitute and he could have a big role to play in the end of United's season.

Current United under 23s assistant manager, and former player, Quinton Fortune revealed he's been so impressed by Greenwood he could only ask 'what's wrong with you.'

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"There's not many players in world football that are able to go both ways like Mason does. Equally, left and right foot, he's ridiculous," the South African told the MUFC Podcast.

"I thought he was left-footed and then he takes penalties with his right! And I've seen him take a free-kick with his right foot, his left foot.

"I'm like 'what's wrong with you!? Just pick one! Are you okay?"

Greenwood celebrates after scoring against Newcastle United. Image: PA Images
Greenwood celebrates after scoring against Newcastle United. Image: PA Images
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The Bradford born youngster has scored some important goals including a game saving goal against Everton, an equaliser against Sheffield United and a winner against Astana in Europe.

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And his ability with both feet isn't the only thing that impresses Fortune, it's also his work ethic, "This is how amazing Mason is and why he's a little bit different," the 43-year-old added.

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"I'm walking through the building at the Aon Training Complex and there's a computer room where the analyst team work.

"Mason was in there, looking at games and how he can do better. He's on it. He's just a natural. He's an unbelievable finisher. He's the real deal."

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The Red Devils' coach couldn't think of a weakness for the young Englishman when asked, simply replying, "I'm waiting for him to have a burst of speed but he's so good around the box. Stepover, boom! He's just created that one little yard for him and boom!

"As a defender, which way do you show Mason? He can go right, he can go left. I don't even know, the guy's got everything."

Fortune, now a coach, played at Old Trafford from 1999-2006. Image: PA Images
Fortune, now a coach, played at Old Trafford from 1999-2006. Image: PA Images
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Greenwood certainly has a big future ahead of him.

Topics: Spurs, Odion Ighalo, Daniel James, Football News, Anthony Martial, Manchester United, Mason Greenwood, Premier League

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