Rio Ferdinand has explained why he believes that Mason Greenwood is better than other players of his age bracket in the Premier League.
The former defender made the revelation during a Q&A session with fans on his Instagram, and said the 18-year-old’s confidence and skill set are what set him apart from the rest.
“Have you seen what this kid is doing?” Ferdinand asked. “Left and right foot. If you said to him take a free-kick please. In his own mind he is saying to himself ‘do they want it on my right or my left foot?
“That is the kind of conversations he is having in his head. Left foot, right foot, bang. The ball is hitting the back of the net, that is how he moves. I have seen this kid since he was very young and I have heard people talking about him at the club.
“Every level he has gone into, that is the key, every level he has played he has looked unfazed and stepped up to it easily. Like with pure, pure ease. He has just done it. He just looks around ‘Old Trafford? This is me, I’m meant to be here.’ You can’t put a price on that, that cold-hearted calm confidence is just mad.”
Greenwood broke into Olè Gunnar Solskjaer’s first team following the departure of Romelu Lukaku last summer, but he is now considered an integral part of the team, after scoring 13 goals in all competitions for United so far, this season.