17-Year-Old Mason Greenwood Is The Future Of Manchester United
Mason Greenwood is making a name for himself on Manchester United's pre-season tour.
The 17-year-old, who has already drawn comparisons to Robin Van Persie, scored his second goal in two games against Inter Milan on Saturday afternoon.
It was a cultured finish from the teenager. He cut inside onto his left foot, composed himself and smashed it past in-form goalkeeper Samir Handanović to make it 1-0.
GOAL! United 1-0 Inter Milan
MASON GREENWOOD. THE FUTURE IS NOW! #mufc pic.twitter.com/LrMerj1Pcy
- United Xtra (@utdxtra) July 20, 2019
WHAT A FINISH FROM MASON GREENWOOD :dizzy: #mufc pic.twitter.com/A14LWh9Cdn
- ManUnitedZone (@ManUnitedZone_) July 20, 2019
Greenwood's goal was eventually enough to secure a deserved victory for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men.
But before the full-time whistle blew, the United graduate pulled off a ridiculous piece of skill against a helpless Milan Škriniar.
Stop that, Mason.
Sksksksk Greenwood done you there Skriniar:sob::sob: pic.twitter.com/ier7z0pqYy
- Tяυsτ №¹-Yahya:tm: (@RealistYahz) July 20, 2019
Fans quickly took to social media to rave about the 17-year-old's performance in Singapore.
Mason Greenwood's game by numbers vs. Inter Milan:
100% pass accuracy
6 touches in the box
3 shots (1 on target)
17 years of age. pic.twitter.com/NLzcPOn4QZ
- Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) July 20, 2019
Mason Greenwood is going to have a big season. Such a natural finisher. Love it.
- Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) July 20, 2019
Inter Milan just can't handle Greenwood. It's as simple as that. So much confidence for a 17 year old. #mufc
- Aditya Rathod (@aditya_reds) July 20, 2019
Finally an English academy graduate I can trust Greenwood FC #MUFC
- Rants (@rantsnbants) July 20, 2019
It was wonderful finish from the young lad, who has already been tipped by his manager to play a part in United's first game of the season against Chelsea.
"He's got a chance to start that one. Yeah, definitely." Solskjaer said.
"He's capable, more than capable, and he'll always be there, in and around the box creating chances, and I won't say that's not a possibility.
"No, it's a good possibility if he keeps going as he does. Difficult to keep players out that perform well."
:speaking_head:️ "Mason Greenwood? He will score goals this year. 100% sure." :star2:
Solskjaer on what makes Mason Greenwood special :point_down: #MUTOUR:flag_au: pic.twitter.com/i4KnFFH2to
- Man United News (@ManUtdMEN) July 17, 2019
Do you think Mason Greenwood should be given a chance in the first team this season?
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