Former England boss believes Greenwood can push Rashford out of the team

Manchester United have been impressive this second half of the season, and one player that’s getting rave review is academy product Mason Greenwood.

The 18-year-old is now being hailed as the best finisher at the club, and he has been compared to the legendary Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Former England manager, Glenn Hoddle has even opined that signing another would do more harm than good to Marcus Rashford because he isn’t as good a finisher as Mason Greenwood.

Speaking to Premier League Productions recently, Hoddle said: “I think he’s [Greenwood] a wonderful player now and he’s only going to get better and better.”

“I’m really impressed with the two feet. I love to see players play with two feet. He’s got a right foot and he’s got a left foot. I think Phil [Neville] is right about playing him right in a wide berth. Will he end up down the middle? Maybe, maybe not.

“I think he will push Marcus Rashford out of the team. There’s a quote. I think he will end up being a far better clinical finisher and in the end I think you’re going to have to put this lad in first ahead of anyone else.

“Their front three at the moment is working really well for them, [but] when you look at Martial [and Rashford] they’re all wingers really; they want to play wide.

“So if they did go and get a centre forward, I think he could play round a real main focal centre forward and have him playing round there. Wow! He could be anything with the two feet.”

Both Rashford and Greenwood have been in red-hot form for United this season, and currently have 35 goals between them, across all competitions.

Greenwood has however, been tipped to become a greater player in future by some, due to his ability to use both feet effortlessly.