Former Chelsea striker reveals surprise name that can win the league for Manchester United. It’s not Pogba or Bruno Fernandes

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Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton was blown away by the performance of Mason Greenwood in the 5-1 victory over Leeds United.

Greenwood burst into the scene two seasons ago as a 17-year-old, and he won the hearts of the Manchester United fans.

However, the 19-year-old endured a frustrating campaign last season as he scored 7 goals in the league and seemed to struggle at times in games.

Greenwood was on fire against Leeds United and he looked a brand new player, and it has earned him massive praise from Sutton who believes Greenwood can spearhead the title race for Manchester United.

He said: “Of course, there was Paul Pogba and his assists, but Mason Greenwood as a centre-forward… I thought that his performance was exceptional.

“When you actually look back at last season, it was a bit of a write-off for him.

“I know he finished the season okay, but what he did the previous season when he burst onto the scene, I think everybody expected last season to be absolutely massive for him and for him to perform at such a high level.

“It’s like having a new player for Manchester United this season. I don’t want to go too early on him, but before the start of the season you are thinking it’s going to be [Edinson] Cavani – they are going to have to rely on Cavani.

“But his performance against Leeds was that good where you’re thinking, could Ole have actually thought before a ball was kicked this season… Greenwood, can I rely on him as well as Cavani?

“I didn’t think before a ball was kicked Manchester United could win the league this season, because I think there are better teams and better squads.

“Maybe the centre-forward position might be an issue, because of Cavani’s age and whether he will play enough of the games. But if Greenwood comes to the fore maybe, just maybe, they are in with a shout.”