Andy Cole sings the praises of United’s hottest prospect in years

Manchester United legend and treble winner Andy Cole is the latest big name to sing the praises of academy starlet Mason Greenwood.

Cole has highlighted Greenwood’s ‘freakish’ ability to be as equally clinical using either foot and says the youngster’s last two goals were ‘very, very special’.

The ex-United striker is no stranger to putting the ball in the back of the net having bagged 121-goals in 274-outings for the Reds during his six-years at the club (1995-2001). Still to this day, Cole remains the fastest ever player to score 50 goals in the Premier League.

In light of Greenwood’s stunning performance on Saturday against Bournemouth, Cole believes that Greenwood will be with United for ‘many, many years to come’.

Speaking on MUTV’s Group Chat, Cole addressed his former side’s rejuvenated run of form since the sport’s restart earlier last month saying: “The break’s done us really well. I think it’s galvanised everyone.

“No doubt Ole’s had a chance to speak with everyone about getting more goals, and getting more ugly goals as well.”

Despite Cole’s calls for the Reds to score more ‘uglier’ type goals, it’s safe to say Greenwood’s brace last weekend did not fall into that category.

Commenting on Greenwood’s performance against struggling Bournemouth, Cold said: “It’s good to see Mason doing so well.

“It’s freakish, he can go either side and you know he’s going to produce that kind of quality.

“The two goals he got were very, very special goals and long may it continue with the boy. He’s still learning his trade, but, every time he gets the opportunity, he shows just how good a player he is.

“He looks very level-headed as well, which is a big thing, and he’ll be a Manchester United player for many, many years to come.”

Cole himself is familiar with rising into the limelight after scoring a stunning 34-goals in his own debut season and feels Greenwood’s is coping well with the high praise he’s receiving, “I’m listening to Ole saying he’s the best finisher in the club, and, at 18 years of age, if a manager is giving you those kind of plaudits, those kind of things can weigh really heavy.” Cole explained. “But he’s taken everything in his stride, he’s gone out there and never let anyone down. Now the goals seem to be flying in for him, left or right foot.”

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