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Mason Greenwood Turned Down 'Life Changing' Money To Leave Manchester United

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Mason Greenwood Turned Down 'Life Changing' Money To Leave Manchester United

Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood was offered 'life changing money' to leave the club two years ago but was persuaded to stay.

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Greenwood broke into United's team under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, making his debut in the famous win over PSG that led to the Norwegian getting his permanent job in 2019.

Despite only making two more appearances that season, the striker's ability was already well known and he was attracting some huge interest.

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According to the Athletic's Talk of the Devils, Juventus were offering the then 18-year-old 'life changing money' to move to Serie A.

Whilst the Italian giants were yet to make a formal offer for Greenwood, United were able to convince him to stay and he signed a new four year deal.

Greenwood celebrates scoring against Young Boys. Image: PA Images
Greenwood celebrates scoring against Young Boys. Image: PA Images

"Having grown up as a Manchester United fan, playing for the first team is a real dream come true," the teenager said after putting pen to paper on his deal.

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"I know that, when I play for this club, I represent the whole academy and I want to repay the faith that my coaches have shown in me with my performances on the pitch.

"I am learning all the time from the manager and his coaching staff and I know that this is the perfect club to help me reach my potential."

The 20-year-old went on to score 10 Premier League goals in the interrupted 2019/20 season, as he helped the team finish in the top four.

Last season wasn't as profitable for him, having suffered some off field issues at the beginning of the season but it's obvious how important he remains at Old Trafford.

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Greenwood hasn't started as much this season but he has still scored important goals. Image: PA Images
Greenwood hasn't started as much this season but he has still scored important goals. Image: PA Images

He has been linked with a move to a number of teams in recent days, with Arsenal reportedly interested in signing the striker to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Aubameyang's future at the Emirates is under pressure after he lost the captaincy for disciplinary reasons, and he's in turn been linked to Barcelona.

Ralf Rangnick has only started the England international in one game so far, the Champions League dead rubber with Young Boys, in which Greenwood scored with a brilliant strike.

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The German has talked up the forward though, hailing him as a 'massive talent,' one he might not have had the chance to work with if Juventus had got their way.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Transfers, Mason Greenwood, Manchester United, Juventus, Premier League, Serie A

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