BBC Pundit Ian Wright says the future looks extremely bright for Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood following his goal against Newcastle last night.
The 18-year-old capitalised on a mistake from Magpies defender Fabian Schar to fire in from long range in the 4-1 win, and Wright believes the forward has the potential to be the next big thing in English football:
“I watched him [Greenwood] against Everton as well and he has this surety that you can see he is going to be something special. He’s 18, second Premier League start [of the season].”
“Once he gets the ball, there is no rushing, he’s calm, bang. It’s the same as the goal he scored against Everton, he didn’t rush it, he didn’t slash at it.”
“For me, as long as they make sure they nurture him right and they don’t rush him through, he’s going to be something really special. Really, really impressive.”
It’s probably not wise to put too much pressure on Greenwood, but his goal record at senior level is already extremely impressive, considering he only made his first-team debut earlier this year in March.
The teenager now has eight goals in just ten starts for United, with four of those coming in his last five appearances.
Greenwood’s potential is not only exciting TV pundits like Wright with supporters also hoping that he can now get a good run in the team, playing off the right flank, over the next few games.