Mason Greenwood’s goal against Watford topped off an impressive second half performance which just scratched the surface of this team’s potential.

Greenwood himself is at the heart of United’s future success. He’s an outstanding young talent who has 11 goals already this season, his first as a senior player.

At present he’s the wildcard in United’s attack. He can conjure up a goal out of nothing, and is capable of scoring spectacular goals as well as tap-ins.

The trio of Greenwood, Anthony Martial, and Bruno Fernandes are in themselves three key parts in United’s future.

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Consider that Marcus Rashford is yet to return and link up with Bruno Fernandes, and it’s clear the cornerstones of United’s success are already in place.

Rashford’s cruelly timed back injury is likely to prevent him adding to the 19 goals he scored before his lay-off. It’s important the club don’t rush his back injury, and may be best off saving the forward’s return for next season.

Three attacking signings possible

United’s transfer business last summer left only half the job done. The second phase will kick into gear this summer, with the Evening Standard reporting an attacking overhaul will take place.

Three players are needed. Firstly a striker, to ease pressure on Rashford, Martial and Greenwood. It’s been obvious this season United are operating with one short.

The next two players required are a winger, and a creative midfielder to help Fernandes out and replace Paul Pogba. Ideal scenarios are Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish.

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By next season United could have attacking options of Martial, Greenwood, Rashford, Fernandes, Sancho, Grealish, plus one extra striker, perhaps Moussa Dembele.

Yesterday against Watford United had just three of these seven potential options available. And we looked pretty good when it all clicked.

Just getting Rashford back to add into this team is exciting enough. But throw in new signings into the mix too, and the optimism could go off the scale.

With all seven potentially competing for spots next season and Greenwood continuing to grow and develop as a player into one of the world’s best, the future is very exciting.

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