Greenwood will be hoping to rediscover goalscoring touch against Leicester
Mason Greenwood hasn’t hit the back of the net since Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the club, but our academy star will have Leicester firmly in his sights.
After three goals in his first three games, our talented 20-year-old hasn’t netted since his winner at Wolves when the United faithful were serenading the returning Ronaldo all the way through the game.
The England international has featured in six games after then and it only looks a matter of time before he embarks on another goalscoring run.
Greenwood looks to be in charge of the starting spot on the right of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s attack and the youngster continues to add facets of his game which shows his growing maturity.
But you can tell how much he enjoys scoring goals and it’s something he craves the feeling of.
That’ll only enhance given he is now sharing a dressing room with arguably the greatest goalscorer of all-time.
Good experiences against Leicester for Greenwood
Greenwood goes into Saturday’s clash against Leicester with two goals from his last two games against Brendan Rodgers’ side.
In the much-changed Manchester United line-up against the Foxes at Old Trafford in May, Greenwood brought us level following an Amad Diallo assist.
Greenwood collected the pass from the Ivory Coast international and strolled past Caglar Soyuncu like he wasn’t there before slotting past Kasper Schmeichel with his right-foot.
In the FA Cup quarter-final defeat against Leicester in March, the last time we lost a domestic away game, it was Greenwood again who brought us level.
With the ball down the left-hand side, Greenwood came off the right touchline into the penalty area and showed his predatory instincts by finishing a Paul Pogba cutback, which was cleverly dummied by Donny van de Beek, first time.
United’s number 11 will likely be up against Ryan Bertrand on Saturday and if Greenwood continues to make those darting runs in behind, it’s very likely that Bruno Fernandes is going to eventually pick him out.
Bertrand will be tested and be forced to jockey and commit to tackles due to Greenwood’s direct running.
If Greenwood has any sight of goal, he will pull the trigger and his previous record against Leicester will only add to his self-belief that Saturday will be the game his mini-drought ends.
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