Some Manchester United can’t stop raving about youngster Mason Greenwood, who scored a goal for the club against Partizan Belgrade.
The 18-year-old striker managed to score his third goal of the season for the club. It was his second in the Europa League as he had netted the club’s winner in their 1-0 win over Astana at Old Trafford.
The Englishman has also played eight times in the Premier League. But all those appearances have come from the bench.
Greenwood’s goal against Serbian visitors sent United fans into overdrive last night. And they can’t stop raving about him.
— Mason Greenwood (@_MasonGreenwood) November 7, 2019
In 5 years FUT will have to reconsider the 94 max rating
— Albin (@JAlbin5) November 7, 2019
Carry on going mate everyone’s behind you what a player we have on our hands
— Lucas (@Lucas_UTD) November 7, 2019
— ? (@utdrobbo) November 7, 2019
— Apnars (@Apnars1) November 8, 2019
A product of the famed United youth academy, Greenwood made his debut for the club last season as a 17-year-old. That debut came in United’s miraculous 3-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League.
He made his first full start for the club under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer himself in United’s 2-0 loss to Cardiff at home in the last game of the previous season.
The striker has also been involved with the United Under-23s this season, scoring once in just a single game. He also played for them in the EFL Trophy, scoring in the only game that he has played in.
Some United fans couldn’t help but bring up comparisons with former striker Robin van Persie, as well as one supporter suggesting he’s better than Marcus Rashford.
Fantastic finish tonight Mason, another trick out of the RVP playbook, he’ll be wanting his left foot back soon
— J.A.O (@JuanAnderOnly) November 8, 2019
Van Persie in a different body
— Gh¢3 & a Dream?? (@physhes) November 8, 2019
Nice new poster for RVP’s room, that.
— Mikey (@Prime_MUFC) November 7, 2019
Better than Rashford.
— Makhdum Ibrahim. R (@MIRHibim) November 8, 2019
— Roman Collin (@RomanCollin) November 8, 2019
Last night’s win over Partizan saw United become the only team in the competition to advance into the knockout stages without conceding a single goal in the first four games.
What do we think?
Greenwood has shown that he has what it takes to play for the first-team. The Europa League is the perfect platform for young players like him, Brandon Williams, James Garner, Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong to nurture and get the first-team football they need to develop.
And Greenwood is progressing very well. With United now having progressed into the next round, the last two games will see youngsters play more. Expect Greenwood to score more goals in those.