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Mason Greenwood eyes club record against Southampton tonight

Mason Greenwood is in top goalscoring form and he starts again tonight as Manchester United host Southampton in the Premier League.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer names an unchanged line-up for the fifth consecutive match suggesting that he is finally set on his preferred eleven — for now at least.

The 18-year-old has nudged Wales international Daniel James out of the team and is currently considered one third of a fearsome front three that also features Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

But Greenwood is still proving himself on the biggest stage and it doesn’t seem like anything can get in the way of what he does best… Score goals!

Scoring four goals in his last three games, Greenwood’s tally for the season is 16 and he could set a club record should he find the net against the Saints.

Wayne Rooney scored 17 goals in his first season as a United player in the 2004/05 and Solskjaer still has some games left to play.

Solskjaer recently said Greenwood is the best finisher he’s worked with, saying (via Evening Standard): “I am doing my bit to help him but he has to do it — turn in performances in training, in games, live his life properly, it’s up to him how far he wants to go.

“He’s 18, of course he will get better. He is a natural footballer, has been in the academy since he was a little boy, his dad showed me a picture of us when he was seven.

“He knows we believe in him. You cannot leave players out when they score goals.”

A win tonight will see the Red Devils jump to third in the Premier League standings.

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