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Arsenal Legend Ian Wright Identifies Manchester United Star Who Has A 'Frightening' Future

Adnan Riaz

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Arsenal Legend Ian Wright Identifies Manchester United Star Who Has A 'Frightening' Future

Ian Wright has claimed that it is “frightening to think” what Manchester United star Mason Greenwood could achieve during his career at Old Trafford.

Greenwood has made his presence felt at United after breaking into the club's first team in 2018.


The 19-year-old English forward made 52 appearances across all competitions last season and scored 12 times and registered six assists.

Greenwood, who has been likened to former United star Robin van Persie, opened his goalscoring account for the new season in the Red Devils’ 5-1 thumping of Leeds United.

Paul Pogba played the England international through with a superb ball before Greenwood expertly finished past Illan Meslier at Old Trafford.

When told that only four players had scored more Premier League goals as a teenager than Greenwood, Wright showered the United forward with praise for “putting in performances and getting numbers.”

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Speaking on The Kelly and Wrighty Show, the Arsenal legend said: “When you look at what Mason is doing there, the numbers are amazing.

“You look at the other people on that list, they are unbelievable. What they didn’t go through that Mason has is being at Manchester United from a young age, getting through that academy and into the first team.

“He’s putting in performances and getting numbers. If that’s a sign of things to come from him, it’s frightening to think what he will end up doing because he’s done a lot already.

“He’s got there under a lot of pressure, that just comes with the territory at Manchester United, and he seems to be dealing with it now.

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“He just seems ready now. I feel that in not long he’s going to be blasting past those other guys’ numbers.”

United hero Andy Cole doesn’t believe that Greenwood wants to be the Red Devils’ No 9, saying he “can play across the line” with his talent.

However, the 49-year-old former striker added that Greenwood will be “in the team and play for sure,” regardless of whether or not he becomes a No 9 at United.

“I don’t think Mason wants to play as a centre forward. That’s a difficult, difficult role,” Cole said.

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“To be a No 9, that’s pressure. Being off the left or the right is different. Being a No 9 at Old Trafford, that’s pressure.

“With Mason’s talent, he can play across the line. But speaking to some of the coaches, like Fletch [Darren Fletcher], I don’t think he’s fixed as playing as a No 9.

“It’s tough at such a young age. To be Manchester United’s No 9 at that age is hard work. I don’t think they’re looking at Mason as a No 9 but he’ll be in the team and play for sure.”

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Topics: Ian Wright, Manchester United, Mason Greenwood, Premier League, England, Football

Adnan Riaz
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