UNITED Promised: Mason Greenwood Has Already Done It!
Sept. 20, 2019
United had Mason Greenwood in a team where they had a rampant goalscorer (at junior level) in their line-up, it was contentious to start Rashford as the striker when he does not regard himself as a striker.
Greenwood does and displayed why he could eventually inherit the squad number nine.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has described the two-footed Greenwood as 'maybe 51-49' left-footed and that unpredictability on the ball breached a game Astana.
The 17-year-old, in the right-hand channel, went on the outside and rifled the ball through the hithero unbeatable Nemad Eric's legs. He had earlier fired narrowly wide with his left.
Greenwood already has a chant to David Bowie's Starman: "Mason, Greenwood's dynamite, he scores them with his left foot and he scores them with his right". That was aired before Greenwood became the youngest United goalscorer in European competition.
Just like Rashford on his introduction against Midtjylland over three years ago, Greenwood spared United a Europa League embarrassment.
It is still premature to regard this as the changing of the guard in the United attack and Solskjaer is an unashamed Rashford loyalist. Whenever Anthony Martial is unavailable, then Greenwood is maybe more suitable as the central attacker than Rashford.