Manchester United Hot-Shot Mason Greenwood Is Scheduled To Be Back In School On Friday
With Manchester United plagued by injuries and without as many as 10 first-team players for the Champions League second leg against PSG tonight, 17-year old Mason Greenwood is one of a number of youngsters to travel to the French capital.
Brandon Williams, James Garner, Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong are also in the squad for tonight's game, where United have the almighty task of turning around a two-goal deficit if they wish to advance to the quarter finals.
Still, United fans are buzzing about the possibility of seeing their young guns on the big stage, particularly Greenwood. He has bagged an incredible 22 goals in as many games this season, including five in the UEFA Youth League.
If Mason Greenwood get more than 25 minutes game time tonight, it's a successful night no matter the result. He's different class.
- Swanny:flag_ye::red_circle: (@ftblswanny) March 6, 2019
A remarkably gifted two-footed centre-forward,he has already been compared to former United hero Robin van Persie due to his near-identical touch and running style.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has regularly sung his praises and the signs are promising that he will be involved at the Parc des Princes.
If he is, then it will make for quite the story as Greenwood is due back in school on Friday. Imagine playing in Europe's biggest club competition on a Wednesday night and then having double science a couple of days later?!
As per the Times, Greenwood will be back at Ashton on Mersey School, which is where he is completing his studies alongside his career in the academy as part of a link with United.
Mason Greenwood is due back in class at Ashton on Mersey School on Friday. #mufc have a partnership with the school, which allows their youngsters to carry on their studies as they train with the club's academy #mulive [times]- utdreport (@utdreport) March 6, 2019
Imagine the scenes. United are drawing 1-1 at half time. Lukaku stubs his toe and has to go off. Mason Greenwood comes on and scores a brace. United win 3-1. Greenwood rocks into school on Friday :joy::joy::joy:- The Mancs Unite (@TheMancsUnite) March 6, 2019
Meanwhile, Ashley Young has hailed the youngsters who have been in the first-team environment and is confident they can deal with the pressure.
"They've got a great attitude, every single one of them," the 33-year old told United Review.
"They all want to train well, learn, talk and find things out and as a senior player when they come and ask you're there to help and guide them.
"They're great talents, that's obviously why they're with us and I'm sure if they get an opportunity on the pitch to show what they can do they'll handle the pressure of pulling on the shirt."