Mason Greenwood has everything Manchester United need in a striker
With Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani not fit, Mason Greenwood is making his case to lead the line
By Josh Wright for WhoScored
“For me the star of the show was Greenwood. For a young man that’s sensational. That boy is a finisher and he’s going to be a top player,” said Graeme Souness after Manchester United’s 5-1 win over Leeds. Bruno Fernandes scored a hat-trick and Paul Pogba set up four goals, but Souness was right to single out Greenwood for special praise.
He was the recipient of one of Pogba’s assists and, while the through ball was sublime, the carry and finish from the 19-year-old was emphatic. Greenwood still had plenty to do when he picked up possession 30 yards from goal. His finishing has always been outstanding, so it wasn’t a surprise when Greenwood found the bottom corner, but the manner of the goal felt different: a step up. Missing Euro 2020 with injury must have been disappointing for Greenwood, but the break looks to have served him well.
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