Mason Greenwood has taken inspiration from legendary Brazilian striker Ronaldo to help mould his own game at Manchester United.
United confirmed on Tuesday that the 19-year-old has signed a new long-term deal at the club, keeping him at Old Trafford until 2025.
Greenwood has not maintained his remarkable goal scoring record after Project Restart in his second full season with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-team, but it is clear he is evolving into a much better player.
It’s remarkable to think that a player that demands such expectation from supporters is still a teenager but that is testament to his almost unparalleled ability which he has exemplified on countless occasions at such a young age.
In the build up to United’s Europa League clash against Real Sociedad in Turin, Greenwood spoke with former United great and BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand about his best position, Marcus Rashford and his striker inspirations.
Greenwood told Ferdinand that watching clips of Ronaldo, widely regarded as the ultimate striker and one of the best of all-time, has made him practice similar techniques and improve his finishing ability.
Listen to Greenwood speak about his Ronaldo inspiration at 1:35 below, via BT Sport’s Youtube channel.