£1000-a-week Man Utd teen the most ‘natural finisher’

Date published: Thursday 29th August 2019 9:31

Mason Greenwood Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says 17-year-old Mason Greenwood is the best finisher in the Man Utd squad.

United have seen Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez leave for Inter Milan this summer, but Solskjaer is confident in Greenwood, who’s rise he compared to Ryan Giggs.

‘I am sure he will grab his chance because everything is there,’ Solskjaer told Daily Mail . ‘He is two-footed. That first goal will be a weight off his shoulders.’

Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are the two senior striking options left at Old Trafford and when asked who was the best finisher, Solskjaer said: ‘Mason’s more of a natural finisher than them two.’

Greenwood turns 18 in October, and is still on his first professional contract earning him £1000 a week.

He scored 30 goals in 29 academy games last season and has admirers throughout United setup.

Scott Mctominay broke into the first team last season and has started all three of United’s Premier League games this season.

‘Mason has just grown and grown and in every single training session you’re seeing more from him,’ McTominay said.

‘The manager was a striker and I’m sure Mason will be getting a lot of different coaching and different ways in which he can follow in the footsteps of some amazing strikers that have played at this football club.’

United face Southampton at St. Mary’s on Saturday, and with Anthony Martial struggling with a thigh injury, Greenwood could be handed his second Premier League start.

 

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