Mason Greenwood has credited Juan Mata, Daniel James and Anthony Martial for helping him settle into the first-team setup at Old Trafford this season.
The youngster played 90 minutes in Manchester United’s victory over Colchester last night.
Greenwood could not continue his excellent goalscoring form, but contributed to a comfortable 3-0 victory, setting up a mouthwatering semi-final clash against Manchester City over two legs.
The academy graduate has netted seven times already for the Reds since rising to first-team prominence towards the ends of last season.
And he has expressed his gratitude to his United teammates for making him feel right at home in the dressing room.
“Obviously, it’s tough playing at the top level but it’s good to have all the other lads helping you out on the pitch,” he told United Review.
“It’s like you never feel alone. If you make a mistake, it’s okay because everyone makes mistakes. I would say all the other lads help you; before the game, they are geeing you up and everything.
“I sit next to Juan, Dan James and Anthony Martial in the dressing room so they are the main ones, who help me out a lot. But all the lads are really nice and helpful.”
Greenwood, and Marcus Rashford represent the future of the club and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is aware of the talent he has among his ranks. It is becoming increasingly difficult for the United boss to leave out a player who is so clinical in front of goal.
But we expect Greenwood to settle for an appearance from the bench against Watford on Sunday, with Daniel James to retain his place on the right-wing.
Mason Greenwood in the Premier League & Europa League this season:
• 681 minutes played
• 7 direct goal involvements
Directly involved in a goal every 97 minutes. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/Db3QuObdA3
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) December 15, 2019