mason greenwood: ‘Freakish’ Mason Greenwood is Manchester United’s new baby-faced assassin | Football News

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File picture of Mason Greenwood (AP Photo)LONDON: Manchester United have spent greater than £1 billion ($1.2 billion) on new gamers over the previous 9 years however the Red Devils’ newest revival owes a lot to a home-grown celebrity in 18-year-old academy graduate Mason Greenwood.
The younger ahead was the star of the present as United scored 5 objectives within the Premier League at Old Trafford for the primary time since 2011 in opposition to Bournemouth on the weekend.
Greenwood smashed excessive into the Bournemouth internet, first along with his left foot after which along with his proper as free-flowing United gained 5-2 in a mode hardly ever seen since Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.
In his first season with the primary group, Greenwood has scored 15 objectives regardless of making simply 18 begins in all competitions.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who earned the tag “baby-faced assassin” for his ending prowess as a participant at Old Trafford, charges the membership’s newest prodigy as “one of the best — if not the best — finisher I have worked with and seen”.
Greenwood’s second in opposition to Bournemouth was notably eye-catching as he spun onto his supposedly weaker proper foot earlier than crashing the ball with such velocity that Aaron Ramsdale couldn’t maintain it out regardless of getting a hand to it.
“It’s freakish,” stated former United striker Andy Cole. “He can go either side and you know he’s going to produce that kind of quality.”
Revitalised by the January signing of Bruno Fernandes, United have been in positive kind earlier than soccer‘s three-month coronavirus shutdown.
But removed from seeing their momentum slowed, the way wherein Solskjaer’s males have returned has raised hopes they might even mount a title problem to Liverpool and Manchester City subsequent season.
Greenwood didn’t let the lockdown interval go to waste as he reportedly gained three kilograms of muscle mass.
“Mason is looking more and more like a man,” stated Solskjaer previous to the season’s restart.
It has proven on the sphere as {the teenager} has began three consecutive Premier League video games for the primary time, throughout which United have scored 11 objectives.
Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial’s objectives in opposition to Bournemouth took them to the 20-goal mark within the season for the primary time and with a median of simply 21, United’s entrance three have the potential to carry again the glory days of the Ferguson period within the coming years.
“He’s always eager to learn and he reminds me, mentality-wise, of how I was when I was younger,” stated Rashford. “If you keep learning, there’s no limit to what you can become.”
United’s instant future is centered on securing a return to Champions League soccer, with a visit to relegation-threatened Aston Villa subsequent up on Thursday.
The swagger and velocity with which United have performed previously three video games has come, considerably, in the one three matches Fernandes and Pogba have began collectively.
Pogba appeared destined to depart Old Trafford for the second time in his profession previous to the COVID-19 outbreak. Now, with funds tighter throughout European soccer, it is unlikely curiosity from Real Madrid will materialise this summer time.
For the primary time in his second spell at United, Pogba’s function within the midfield fits his skill-set, with Nemanja Matic offering the platform for the French World Cup winner and Fernandes to share the inventive burden.
“We know that they (Rashford, Martial and Greenwood) can score goals, we know that they’ve got pace, energy, they’re youthful, they’ll learn, they’ll improve,” added Solskjaer.
“With the players that we have that can provide the passes with Paul and Bruno, the creativity that we’ve got in the team now is exciting.”