Manchester United legend reveals his doubts about Greenwood

Mason Greenwood was on fire in Manchester United’s opening game of the season. The 19-year-old got a goal in that game, as he played a striking role for the team in the absence of Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial.

Since breaking into the Manchester United first team as a 17-year-old, Greenwood has now scored 30 goals in 106 appearances for United.

Greenwood has mostly featured from a wide role, but United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes he can play as a centre forward with time.

However, former Manchester United striker Andy Cole has said that Greenwood suits playing anywhere across the line apart from as a striker.

“I don’t think Mason wants to play as a centre forward. That’s a difficult, difficult role,” Cole said.

“To be a No. 9, that’s pressure. Being off the left or the right is different. Being a No. 9 at Old Trafford, that’s pressure.

“With Mason’s talent, he can play across the line. But speaking to some of the coaches, like Fletch [Darren Fletcher], I don’t think he’s fixed as playing as a No. 9.

“It’s tough at such a young age. To be Manchester United’s No. 9 at that age is hard work. I don’t think they’re looking at Mason as a No. 9 but he’ll be in the team and play for sure.”