Chelsea legend rates Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood

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Ex-Chelsea defender Jason Cundy has claimed Manchester United youngster Mason Greenwood could become the greatest United academy player since club legend George Best.

He believes the teenager will be better than Marcus Rashford, David Beckham and Ryan Giggs.

Speaking about Mason Greenwood on Talksport, Cundy said: “I think Mason Greenwood could go down to be the greatest Man United academy player since George Best.

“He is looking more and more like a player that you think, ‘wow’. Every game I see, he gets better and better and better.

“He’s going to be better than Marcus Rashford, he will be better than David Beckham, he will be better than Ryan Giggs. We are looking at the best academy player since George Best. Honestly I do. Of course it’s early days but from what I have seen from this young man, the composure, the ability to take it with both feet, the way he changes direction.

“Young players have this air of unbelievable confidence and he will know one day what failure does feel like because he hasn’t tasted it yet. But wow, he is something else. We talk about Phil Foden. He could be better than Foden. Imagine what he’ll be like in five years? He could be the best Man United have ever produced since George Best.”

Greenwood has scored 16 goals in all competitions this season and can break Wayne Rooney’s record for the most goals scored by a teenager in a single season for United with 2 more strikes in the coming games.