Ferdinand singles out Manchester United player for praise after performance against Brighton

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Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has praised Manchester United youngster Mason Greenwood for his performance in the 2-1 victory over Brighton on Sunday.

Greenwood, 19, scored a late winner to secure three vital points against Brighton.

“This kid’s a striker, that movement there is striker’s instinct,” Ferdinand said on BT Sport.

“I was pleased today that it wasn’t about the goal, it was about his all-round game.

“For someone so young to be doing that (his all-round play) despite not being in a rich vein of form, that shows a lot about the kid’s attitude.”