Greenwood happy to be compared with this Manchester United legend

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Manchester United teenage sensation Mason Greenwood has said he is flattered to be compared to club legend Robin van Persie but insists he wants to become his own player.

Greenwood has enjoyed a blustering breakthrough season at Old Trafford, scoring 18 goals.

The 18-year-old’s performances and technique have seen compared with former Manchester United striker Van Persie.

Greenwood admits he is happy to hear the comparisons, but insists he wants to make his own mark.

He told Sky Sports: “Yeah, it’s nice to hear the comparisons with him [Robin van Persie].

“He’s obviously been at Manchester United and been a top forward but I want to make my own path and be my own player.

“But obviously to be talked about like him is nice to hear.”

Greenwood also hailed  the influence of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in his career referring to the Norwegian as his ‘role model’.

Greenwood added: “He’s done it all for Manchester United, he’s won cups, he’s scored goals.

“So it’s very good to have him as manager. He’s a role model for us because he’s done it all.”