Mason Greenwood is making a serious name for himself in Manchester United’s first-team this season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has placed enormous faith in the 18-year-old starlet and he has certainly been repaying his trust in recent games.
Greenwood scored his first Premier League goal in the 3-3 draw with Sheffield United a few weeks back, earning him a start in the 2-1 win at home to Tottenham last Wednesday.
And last night in the Europa League against AZ Alkmaar, the Englishman came into his own once again, scoring a brilliant brace in front of the United faithful.
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The Ivorian had to wait until Monday evening to score his first goal from open play for the Gunners against West Ham.
It’s an indictment of how good Greenwood has been this season, but even he is struggling to match the numbers of Arsenal’s own teenage prodigy, Gabriel Martinelli.
The Brazilian has scored eight goals in all competitions already this season, supplying four assists along the way as well.
GiveMeSport’s Danny Ryan says:
Greenwood looks an incredible talent, the latest jewel to emerge from the United academy.
Every single time I watch him, that left foot reminds me of Robin van Persie and that is a compliment of the highest order.
The way Solskjaer has managed him this season also deserves some credit as well. He has not thrown him in at the deep end and has managed his progression very well.
He only started against Spurs because the options were so limited and Greenwood more than justified his selection in the end.
If you twisted my arm, I believe the 18-year-old will be a first-team choice come the end of the season and that goal tally will have gone from six to near the 15 mark.
That may come back to bite me, but so be it!