Mason Greenwood makes Premier League Debut!

Mason Greenwood is the next big thing to come through the academy and has been tipped to be better than Marcus Rashford who is in fine form himself as of late.

The 17-year-old, who signed his professional contract at the beginning of the season under Jose Mourinho has made a name for himself in the youth setup and has excited the fans who are always keen to see youth products succeed at the club.

Last season he managed 17 goals from 17 starts and is showing a lot more than what Paris penalty legend, Marcus Rashford did when he got his fortunate break a few seasons back. Marcus was fortunate to have very experienced strikers to learn off and pick up special knowledge such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and club top scorer, Wayne Rooney. However, it looks like Solskjaer has had an even bigger impact on his close range game ensuring he calms and composes himself in front of goal and having an experienced ex striker in Ole who played the game will undoubtedly have a positive impact on Mason’s development going forward.

Mason Greenwood makes debut against PSG in the Champions League [Manchester Evening News]
Mason made his debut for the club during the history making night in Paris; coming on for Ashley Young on the 87th minute making him the youngest player to represent the club in the Champions League. Having only been given the squad number of ’54’ last week he has had a hectic week as he returned on Thursday from Paris before going to school on Friday and making his Premier League debut on Sunday against rivals Arsenal.

His performance on Sunday had fans buzzing despite him only playing 10 minutes some fans were quick to say he was one of the best players on the pitch for United in a game where united were not at the races and dropped all three points in their crucial top four race.

Greenwood is the latest in the list of youth products getting first team experience an making their debut with Tahith Chong and James Garner both making their debuts in the past few weeks. The future looks bright for United as they look set to continue their strong belief in using youth players and long may it last.


Patrick McCrystal

Freelance writer currently writing for the United Stand.

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