Mason Greenwood’s season has been a slow one to get going, and is finally showing signs of bursting into life.
Greenwood has now scored two goals in consecutive games, including the winner against Brighton on Sunday night.
The goal lifts Greenwood up to 10 goal contributions for the season, with six strikes and four assists.
Add this to his efforts last season, of 17 goals and three assists, and Greenwood has 30 goal contributions already.
Considering Greenwood is still only 19, his efforts are impressive, with 23 goals and seven assists.
For context, that’s more goals than Ashley Young (19) Marouane Fellaini (19), Michael Owen (17), Diego Forlan (19) all managed at United.
Greenwood has a good chance to end this season in double figures again if he can finish this campaign with a flourish and build on his recent form.
He has Bruno Fernandes’ backing
Greenwood’s performances have been lauded by United teammate Bruno Fernandes.
The Portuguese star told the club website: “
If Mason scores for us or not, it is important if he can do other jobs, recover balls, pressing, defend when we need it, make assists, create danger.
“So it is not important for him to score. He has to understand, he is such a young lad. Of course, every striker wants to score but, anyway, he will score more and more goals as the seasons pass.“
Greenwood has made fantastic strides as a young player already and his career is just getting started.
The next few weeks could be really important for him, with Anthony Martial out injured, there is a chance for Greenwood to stake a claim as a striker.
There is a good chance he is selected to start against Granada on Thursday, and he will be looking to net in his third consecutive game.
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