Premier League legend backs Greenwood to beat his scoring record

Premier League legend Alan Shearer, has backed Mason Greenwood, to surpass his goal record in the English top division.

The former Newcastle forward set a very high bar before bowing out in 2006, after scoring a staggering 260 goals, which no other player has managed to surpass.

Wayne Rooney, Andy Cole and Sergio Aguero of Manchester City have all tried to match Shearer’s success, with the best effort Coming from Rooney (206), but the 49 year old believes Greenwood may finally be the man to outscore him.

Greenwood has been on absolute fire this season, scoring 18 goals across all competitions, so far, including in Wednesday’s match against West Ham, where he bagged the equaliser.

The 18 year old has now equalled Rooney and George Best for goals scored across all competitions in a single season, and looks on course to continue making history.

Speaking about Greenwood on match day, Shearer said: “A potential superstar. I respect the power, he can do it with his left or right foot. He gets it away early and the goalkeepers have no chance.

“I think in 12 or 13 years time we could be talking about the Premier League record goalscorer.

“I know there’s so many things that can happen in your career but I think he’s that good. He’s 18 years of age, he’s going to get bigger, he’s going to get better.”

Meanwhile, Greenwood is United’s third top scorer this season, behind only Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, who each have 22.