Man United star named on 2020 Golden Boy award final shortlist

Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood has been named on the final shortlist for the 2020 Golden Boy award.

Greenwood, 19, has spent his entire career with United after joining their youth academy all the way back in 2007 and has since gone on to climb the ranks and force his way into the Reds’ first-team.

The teenager enjoyed a hugely impressive breakthrough campaign last season after 23 direct goal involvements in 50 matches in all competitions saw the English attacker emerge as one of Europe’s brightest talents.

Despite failing to score in any of his side’s opening three Premier League fixtures, Greenwood does have a Carabao Cup goal and assist to his name which puts him at two goal involvements in four appearances so far.

After being named as United’s new number 11, Greenwood will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of former-legend Ryan Giggs who also wore the famous number 11 shirt.

However, one award Greenwood could get his hands on that his predecessor never did is the illustrious Golden Boy award. Although only introduced in 2003, Greenwood will be hopeful he can honour Giggs’ iconic shirt by lifting the award for the year of 2020.

The final 20-man shortlist for this year’s award has been released with United’s Greenwood making the cut.

The full-list of nominees is below although the award’s official announcement date has yet to be confirmed.

Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)
Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea)
Ferran Torres (Manchester City)
Phil Foden (Manchester City)
Mason Greenwood (Manchester United)
Fábio Silva (Wolves)
Ansu Fati (Barcelona)
Sergiño Dest (Barcelona)
Rodrygo Goes (Real Madrid)
Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid)
Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich)
Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)
Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)
Jonathan David (Lille)
Mitchel Bakker (PSG)
Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes)
Dejan Kulusevski (Juventus)
Sandro Tonali (Milan)
Ryan Gravenberch (Ajax)
Dominik Szoboszlai (RB Salzburg)

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