Manchester United youngster Mason Greenwood is learning the job well as the teenager is set to break a United record last held by Ryan Giggs.
With Mason Greenwood currently on 99 first-team appearances for United, the no.11 is on the cusp of becoming only the fifth United player to pass the 100-match landmark before his 20th birthday, following in the footsteps of Norman Whiteside, George Best, Duncan Edwards, and Ryan Giggs.
Meanwhile, only Whiteside and George Best scored more often for United in their teens than Greenwood, which outlines the lad’s worth in a forward’s base currency. Last season, the young Englishman make his breakthrough into the Manchester United senior squad, with an unstoppable goalscoring instinct.
During that period, Greenwood was deployed from the bench but whenever given the chance to come on, he grabs it with both hands.
Maybe, Mason Greenwood can be seen as a center-forward in the long-term by the manager, but this season the teenager has operated more as a supplier on the right flank. And his breathtaking cross for Edinson Cavani‘s diving header at Tottenham in April demonstrated a player now armed with the knowledge of exactly how a center-forward should be supplied.
The next game for United will be a Europa League semi-final second-leg clash against Roma in Italy. If Greenwood makes an appearance in this game, the youngster will join the aforementioned United legends on the list of players to make 100 appearances for United while still under 20. Brilliant!