Mason Greenwood enjoyed a breakthrough spell at Manchester United during ‘Project Restart’ last year, a culmination of a productive season that ended in the 19-year-old receiving his first call-up to the England senior team.
A small dip followed in the following campaign but the forward swiftly shrugged off any suggestions of complacency and ended the campaign as one of Manchester United’s best players, once again being named in Gareth Southgate’s squad for Euro 2020.
A groin injury forced him to pull out of the squad but the added time off seems to have helped him in preparations for this season if the Premier League curtain-raiser against Leeds is anything to go by.
“When you look at what Mason is doing there, the numbers are amazing,” Arsenal legend Ian Wright told The Kelly and Wrighty Show, via SportBible.
“You look at the other people on that list, they are unbelievable. What they didn’t go through that Mason has is being at Manchester United from a young age, getting through that academy and into the first team.
“He’s putting in performances and getting numbers. If that’s a sign of things to come from him, it’s frightening to think what he will end up doing because he’s done a lot already.
“He’s got there under a lot of pressure, that just comes with the territory at Manchester United, and he seems to be dealing with it now.”
Greenwood is now settled as a first-team regular and is often being picked by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the most important games, with his involvement in last season’s Europa League final telling.
Previously, the Norwegian boss was reluctant to start Greenwood in games where his side were unlikely to dominate possession.