Paul Pogba has suggested that Mason Greenwood can go to the “highest level” in the future for Manchester United.
The forward joined Man United back in 2007 and he was a shining light in their academy prior to his first team debut.
The youngster made his breakthrough for United towards the back end of the 2018/19 season.
Greenwood became more of a regular last season and he impressed with his eye for goal for his boyhood club.
The Englishman netted 17 times from his 49 outings for them in 2019/20. This included ten efforts in the Premier League from his 31 games.
The striker’s form has dropped off this season but he has still managed to score seven goals across all competitions.
Pogba has told Sky Sports, as cited by Manchester Evening News, that Greenwood can become a world-class talent:
Pogba said: “Like I have always said, Mason is a big-talented player that we had from our academy.
“He can go to the highest level, world-class, it just depends on him. He has to work hard, harder than everyone, believe in himself and want it.
“When you’re talented like this, you already have talent, now it’s only the work you put in to make you become the world-class player you have to become with this talent. It depends on him, I will always be the guy to push him, not praise him too much, but push him to get to the level he should arrive at.
“That’s the way I am, I don’t like being praised too much because you can get too comfortable and you think you are there when you are not. That is how I grew up, that is how my dad talked to me.
“If I scored one goal that wasn’t enough, if you score two then score three, always want more. Big players, world-class players like Lionel Messi and Ronaldo have been top class for years and years.
“Achieving that for one year is not enough, you want to be world-class for your whole career, for five or 10 years, that is what you want to achieve.”