Manchester United legend Gary Neville has hailed the talent of youth sensation Mason Greenwood after his heroics in our 3-0 win over Brighton Hove & Albion. The former United captain insists player is now undroppable from the starting XI.
Speaking after the game about Greenwood’s stunning strike, he told Sky Sports: “I spoke earlier in the game, why Mason Greenwood? Because of that. He can operate in tight spaces, he can receive the ball on the back foot. The first part of this is brilliant.
“Aaron Wan-Bissaka gets it, and just pushes that pass. You have to do that against a tight defence. It might look like he has someone near him, but all of a sudden, he has that one-on-one, in the box. Defenders cannot challenge him.
“They’re not sure if he’s going on his left and he drags it back through the legs. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was a master at this – one of the best – at taking it to the one side and pulling it back through the legs of the defenders. It justifies his selection on the right-hand side.
“It’s getting to the point now where it will be impossible to leave this lad out. He reminds me so much of Robin van Persie when he cuts in on that left foot off that right side. The composure, the technique.”
The 18-year-old has already scored 13 goals and assisted 5 for United in all competitions this season.