An exceptional product of Manchester United’s youth academy.
United fans have every right to boast about how brilliant our renowned youth system has been down the years, and with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in charge we’ve got a man who puts faith in young footballers.
The Norwegian understands how important it is to have top players in the academy looking to put their boot in. Mason Greenwood is a great example of a player who has took opportunities to warrant first team football.
Now I would raise the argument that he should be playing more often.
The club (via ManUtd.com) have confirmed today that he’s signed a new long-term contract with the club that ties him down until 2025. His deal includes an option to extend by a further year.
Greenwood said: “When you join the club at seven years old, you just dream of playing for the first-team one day. I’ve worked so hard to reach this level and the last two years have been amazing. There is so much that I want to achieve in the game and I know that this is the perfect environment to play my football.
“With the support from the manager, his coaching staff and so many great players to learn from; I know that I am developing every single day. There is a lot more to come from myself and this team and I am so committed to working hard week in, week out to help the group achieve success.
“I want to repay the club for the support that everyone has given me over the years and show everyone just what I am capable of.”
It’s great news for the player and hopefully it drives him on to finish the season strongly. With Anthony Martial struggling to find form, Greenwood should be knocking on the door – and I don’t think Marcus Rashford is playing his best football either.
Solskjaer should perhaps consider playing Greenwood on the right, and Rashford on the left. Edinson Cavani must start most games between now and the end of the season.