Mason Greenwood has been a stand-out player during Manchester United’s pre-season tour.
Suggestions have been made over the 17-year-old featuring against Chelsea in the opening game of the Premier League season on the back of some impressive displays this summer.
Greenwood was good again last night as United ran out 1-0 winners against Norwegian side Kristiansund.
He came off the bench on the hour mark when the game was scoreless, and although he didn’t add to his account for the pre-season tour, he livened the game up and caused Kristiansund plenty of problems.
The only goal of the game came from Juan Mata, who won and scored his penalty in stoppage time.
Greenwood doesn’t look like a youth team player and is destined for first team action this season.
Here’s how fans reacted to Greenwood’s performance on Twitter:
Mason Greenwood will be a bonfide starter by Christmas imo. Sensational talent.
— Chris Povey (@Povey34) July 30, 2019
— Alim (@Alim_Mufc) July 30, 2019
Some #MUFCtour obs:
DJ is much better on the left than right.
Shaw has to drive forward more.
Greenwood is ready for the 1st team.
McSauce is ahead of Matic.
Axel is potentially the best CB at #MUFC.
AWB is a bargain at £45m.
Utd need Bruno Fernandes.
Pogba must stay.
— Rob Blanchette (@_Rob_B) July 30, 2019
Analysis of United vs Kristiansund:
– Scott McTominay deserves more respect
– Dalot will give great competition to Wan Bissaka
– Greenwood looked bright again alongside Chong
– Martial looks fitter and stronger than ever
– We must sign a creative midfielder/forward
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) July 30, 2019
The thing about Mason Greenwood is that ‘rawness’ is what makes him so exciting at times. Hope when he grows out of it he doesn’t lose anything. Rashford almost seemed to have a bit of a cull once he matured. #FullTimeJay
— Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) July 30, 2019
I’d start Greenwood against Chelsea because he’s better at 17 than the current alternatives and will only improve. James is a work in progress and the other wide options have deficiencies. Like Sancho at Dortmund, just play the kid and let him fly.
— Rich (@RichRedVoices) July 30, 2019
— OldTraffordFaithful (@OTFaithful) July 30, 2019
Mason greenwood is RVP with pace
— Elvis (@Elvis__b) July 30, 2019
Mason Greenwood looks like the most natural goal scorer at the club.
Miles better than Rashford
— pieFace🔴 (@SnacknCrack) July 30, 2019
Mason Greenwood has been our best player in pre season. Start him vs Chelsea.
— Dylan (@dylannMUFC) July 30, 2019
Mate, Mason Greenwood is a baller!
— Josh Deegan (@Josh_Deegan) July 30, 2019
Mason Greenwood excites me.
— Ed (@beans_stew) July 30, 2019
Mason Greenwood is special. We have one. #GGMU
— Like Water 💦 (@Gafacci) July 30, 2019