Juventus reportedly made a “life-changing” offer to Mason Greenwood and his family last year before the young forward committed his long-term future to Manchester United. The 18-year-old is enjoying his senior breakthrough this season at Old Trafford and has been one of the first names on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team-sheet in recent weeks.
Officials at the club have always had high hopes for the striker but now he is delivering on a consistent basis for the first team and is showing maturity beyond his year.
Gareth Southgate is said to be considering an early call-up to the England squad for the Nations League matches with Iceland and Denmark in September.
His taste for goals and clinical finishing will prove key for United in the coming weeks as they look to consolidate a top-four finish.
Greenwood penned a new four-year deal in October 2019 and Carrington’s latest success story looks set to stay at the club for years to come to the delight of Solskjaer.
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Greenwood has 17 goals to his name this season with eight of those coming in the Premier League.
The sharpshooter has hit a purple patch just the right time for United, with three goals and one assist in his last two matches against South Coast strugglers Brighton and Bournemouth.
There has even been some suggestion that Greenwood’s form could impact United’s pursuit of Jadon Sancho, with Borussia Dortmund quoting £120million.
The star is held in very high regard by Solskjaer and when asked if he’s ever seen a player of Greenwood’s age score such powerful and precise goals, he said: “I don’t think so, no.
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“I’ve seen Wayne Rooney, of course, at the same age but Mason is a specialist finisher, a specialist goalscorer and if he shoots it’s because he thinks he can score.
“I don’t want to compare Mason to Wazza or Cristiano Ronaldo — he will create his own career and is doing it his own way.
“We always come back to his finishing because the goals he scores are exceptional, and the time he scores them as well.
“But his general overall play is improving, his fitness is improving, his understanding of his position is improving more and more.
“And I’m delighted with his goals, right foot, left foot, it doesn’t matter, it’s about getting the headers in,” he added, smiling.
“He is a fantastic goalscorer, I’ve said this so many times.
“You know he has a left foot to come inside but defenders will have to think about the outside as well because he can score with his right.
“He’s a very talented boy and we will nurture him and manage him as well as we can, and give him more and more minutes.”
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