Manchester United legend and Sky Sports leading pundit Gary Neville has praised his former side’s youthful strike force and predicts that they’re only going to get better.
United’s front-three of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and teenage sensation Mason Greenwood have a combined age of just 21-years.
Despite the budding trio’s tender age, they’re racking up some seriously impressive numbers with 56 goals in all competitions between them.
Speaking on The Gary Neville Podcast, the ex-full back admitted that Liverpool’s front-three are still the best in the league but does highlight the talent and ability of United’s trio, he said: “Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane are matured, they are established, they are the real deal – the best front three in the Premier League. I was saying that even when Manchester City were winning the league.
“The three that United have got are not at the level of Liverpool’s front three yet, you wouldn’t expect them to be, but they have the talent and ability.
“There were questions whether Rashford was good enough, whether Martial was good enough and Greenwood hadn’t obviously emerged back then, but they are proving they are good enough, that they can play and that they will get better.
“The Liverpool front three are ahead, but it is exciting for Manchester United. If you believe in young players and give them opportunities in the positions they want to play in, you will be amazed what you can achieve.”
Neville knows a thing or two about promoting and developing youth from within during a playing career which saw him become one of the famous Class of ’92.
Neville’s comments come in light of yet another dominant attacking display by United as they brushed Dean Smith’s Aston Villa aside last night in a convincing 3-0 win.
The emergence of 18-year old Greenwood is a real driving force behind United fan’s new-found excitement. United have won more league titles than Greenwood has had birthdays and fans are becoming increasingly more confident he can help the Reds extend that tally to 21 next season.