Mason Greenwood has revealed how he was scouted by Manchester United after scoring 10 goals as a substitute when he was a kid.
The 18-year-old burst onto the scene this season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and looks like he could become one of the top players to ever come out of the academy — and that’s saying something!
Greenwood is edging his way into Solskjaer’s plans having scored 12 goals in just 15 starts across all competitions.
When he was six-years-old, Greenwood was a substitute for local Bradford side Idle Juniors.
He revealed on a video on Instagram (via The Sun): “The first time United scouts saw me, I was playing for Idle Juniors. I remember we were losing 2-0 or something.
“And then I came on and I went wild. I scored ten goals.
“I used to get the ball run past everyone and just kick it in the net. Sprint back and keep doing it until the whistle went.”
The rest was history after a visit to United. He added: “When I first played for Man Utd I was around six or seven-years-old.
“Before the first season, I remember I got there early, so I didn’t want to just sit in the car, I just wanted to get out, play football and hit some targets outside.
“I was there for about half an hour kicking footballs. It felt natural I just did what I did when I was young playing in the cages.”
A video showing the evolution of Green is doing the rounds on Twitter. See below:
Evolution of Mason Greenwood so far 💫
— United Zone (@ManUnitedZone_) March 15, 2020
It shows his big breakthrough in the first team this season.
Greenwood was given a number of chances to impress after Romelu Lukaku was sold and not replaced. That saw Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial handed more responsibility in the seniors, and there’s been no shortage of games for the youngster in question.