Dwight Yorke has claimed that Manchester United youngster Mason Greenwood is better than Marcus Rashford.
Greenwood, 18, made his first senior appearances last season before becoming a regular in the current campaign.
He has made an incredible 47 appearances across all competitions, scoring 18 goals and proving to be a big hit in the Premier League.
Former United striker Yorke has now praised Greenwood and believes he is better than Rashford based on his “record now”.
“He is getting all the praise right now because he is certainly hot at the moment with what he is doing,” Yorke told Apollo Tyres, as per the Daily Mail. “The trend at United is that the young players have always been getting chances.
“Under LVG (Louis van Gaal) and [Jose] Mourinho, they have not got their chances. Ole has come in and recognised that part of Man Utd. Mason, under Jose, probably would not have got a game.
“Mason is a defender’s nightmare. If you look at us in the last 2-3 years, we have been passing sideways, now these guys are driving teams into their own area. He is a fantastic talent.
“He is better than Rashford, looking at his record now. You got to understand though he is still 18, at a development stage. Having Ole there, he would guide him along the way.”
I think Greenwood has some way to go before we can call him a better player than Rashford, who, we shouldn’t forget, is still developing too.
There’s no point comparing when we can simply enjoy having these two players in the same team.
United’s hopes of winning silverware this season took a major blow on Sunday when Chelsea beat us 3-1 at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final, but there’s still a chance for the team to win a trophy with the Reds still competing in the Europa League.