Manchester United’s injury crisis went from bad to absurd on Sunday. 

Already without Nemanja Matic and Anthony Martial, the Red Devils saw Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, and the returning Jesse Lingard struck down.

With Marcus Rashford also doubtful for the next game, United could give opportunities to some of their next generation. 

And one player, in particular, can make a significant contribution if he gets on the pitch.

While much of the talk is about Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong, striker Mason Greenwood is the most likely to make an immediate impact if he overcomes his own injury issues.

As reported by the London Evening Standard, the 17-year-old was ruled out for  a fortnight 10 days ago.

That means he may be approaching a return just when United need him most.

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While the league game against Crystal Palace could be too soon, the matches are coming thick and fast. 

And the way Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sets out his team to attack means Greenwood could quickly get off the mark if he plays.

 

The teenager is the real deal; the most exciting striker to come through United’s ranks since Marcus Rashford.

He has a remarkable 22 goals and six assists in 22 games for United at various levels this season. 

And now is the time for a promotion.

United have been scoring for fun under Solskjaer and Greenwood can benefit from that.

He knows where the goal is and could thrive ahead of Paul Pogba.

Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez are simply not doing it right now. 

United need a natural-born scorer and, if he returns to fitness quickly, Greenwood has the perfect chance with others unavailable.

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