Goals have not flowed easily for Mason Greenwood this season. That has not dwelled the excitement Manchester United fans have for the impressive youngster.
Greenwood has over the last couple of games really shown there is more to his game than goals.
Against Everton he came close to scoring a wonderful solo strike in the first half, when he ran from the halfway line, twisted Andre Gomes inside out, and then screwed his shot wide. He did the hard part.
Greenwood was really lively throughout. He was quick to switch the play across flanks to find Luke Shaw in space.
Against Southampton in midweek Greenwood provided an assist to make it four this season. His creative side was evident again versus Everton.
He completed three dribbles as he caused problems for the Toffees’ defence, and his tracking back showed how his all round game has developed.
Greenwood has regained his spot in the United team and is starting games on a regular basis now.
He still needs to become more of an attacking threat, as the shot he screwed wide after his individual run was his only shot in 90 minutes.
In a game United failed to win, this will get a bit more scrutiny and the coaching staff should be working on how to get Greenwood more sights of goal.
Despite this, and a frustrating result in which United gave away three soft goals, Greenwood provided incremental improvement on a personal level from which to take the positives, if looking through red-tinted glasses…
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