Manchester United legends give their verdict on Mason Greenwood after he sets record against Brighton

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville has compared academy sensation Mason Greenwood to former Red Devils striker Robin van Persie after his goal against Brighton on Tuesday.

Greenwood opened the scoring with a smart finish to give us the lead on 16 minutes.

His goal against Brighton is his sixth in the Premier League this season and according to Opta, Greenwood’s six goals in 2019-20 is the most by a player aged 18 or below in a single Premier League season since Wayne Rooney scored nine for Everton in 2003-04.

The young forward has now scored 13 goals in all competitions this season, and Neville believes he is becoming an indispensable player for the club.

Speaking after Greenwood’s goal, Neville told Sky Sports: “Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, his manager, was a master at this.

“Straight away he’s justified his selection on that right-hand side. It’s getting to the point now where it will be impossible to leave him out.

“He reminds me so much of Robin van Persie when he cuts in onto that left foot. The composure and the technique.”

Speaking at half-time, former Man United defender Patrice Evra said: “It’s a great finish from Mason, and I’m not surprised about it.

“Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] used to finish like that. You can tell he’s been spending time with Ole in training.”

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