Rio Ferdinand compares Mason Greenwood to Manchester United legend

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Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has compared Mason Greenwood to club legend Ruud van Nistelrooy.

He claims Greenwood’s playing technique and finishing ability of the Dutch legend.

Rio Ferdinand told BT Sport: “Look at him (Greenwood), he’s growing as well. He’s going to be a beast to go with the technique he’s got, the understanding, his spacial awareness, he plays off both feet.

“I want to go and watch training. That’s what he gets out of me. I want to go and watch his technique, him lashing balls into the back of the net.

“We talk about Ruud van Nistelrooy, it excites you when you see finishers that finish aggressively, but with precision. He has that in abundance.”