Manchester United wonderkid Mason Greenwood was back in action during Sunday’s FA Cup Fourth Round tie against rivals Liverpool.
Greenwood, 19, has spent his entire career with United after joining their youth academy in 2007.
After climbing his way through the Red Devils’ under-18s and under-23s sides, Greenwood, who boasted a brilliant goalscoring record at youth record, was soon promoted to the club’s senior first-team.
The talented youngster made his senior debut in July 2018 and since then, Greenwood has already been directly involved in 30 goals in his first 76 appearances.
Greenwood’s latest goalscoring heroics came during his side’s important FA Cup Fourth Round tie against Liverpool on Sunday.
The Red Devils managed to secure a brilliant 3-2 victory over Jurgen Klopp’s Redmen during a game which saw Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and Greenwood all get on the scoresheet.
A superb stat has emerged which proves just how much potential United’s 19-year-old has.
19 – Mason Greenwood (19 years 115 days) is the youngest Man Utd player to score against Liverpool since Wayne Rooney in January 2005 (19 years 83 days). Nurture. pic.twitter.com/JlIlQan40d
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 24, 2021
Rooney, now retired, went on to score 253 goals in 559 matches for United during a 13-year spell which saw the Englishman lift 17 major trophies, including five Premier League titles.
United fans will undoubtedly be hoping Greenwood can continue in the same fashion.
However, one thing is for sure, if the Red Devils can get even half the player Rooney was out of Greenwood, they’ll have a hell of a player on their hands in a few years to come.