Manchester United emerged victorious against Inter Milan in Singapore, continuing on their incredible pre-season form. The Red Devils secured the win via a fine goal from Mason Greenwood towards the end of the fixture.
The 17-year-old has scored in two consecutive fixtures now and has well and truly won the hearts of the supporters as a result.
Several took to social media to heap praises on the teenager.
His solid showing today continued the conversation that if Romelu Lukaku is indeed sold this window, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ought to give Greenwood a more regular role and nurture his brilliance rather than spill cash on a replacement for the Belgian.
⚽️ vs. Leeds United
⚽️ vs. Inter Milan
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) July 20, 2019
Inter Milan just can't handle Greenwood. It's as simple as that. So much confidence for a 17 year old. #mufc
— Aditya Rathod (@aditya_reds) July 20, 2019
— Samad 🇳🇬 (@Samad209) July 20, 2019
Game 3 #ICC2019
Opponent : @Inter
Team looks promising .
Chong and Greenwood taking the piss out of Skriniar. AWB makes his price looks cheap .
Jimmy Murphy player of the year scores against inter.Unbelievable promising talent.haven't conceded a goal @ManUtd 1 : 0 @Inter pic.twitter.com/tYJ0Mzjl94
— Donald (@Mufc_Donald) July 20, 2019
Mason Greenwood’s game by numbers vs. Inter Milan:
100% pass accuracy
6 touches in the box
3 shots (1 on target)
17 years of age. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/NLzcPOn4QZ
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) July 20, 2019
After the Leeds game, the Norwegian gaffer had openly remarked that Greenwood’s antics may have won him a starting spot against Chelsea in United’s Premier League opener in August.
It is fair to say that today’s performance from the academy graduate ought to have confirmed that decision and most fans seemed to agree on that count.
For much of last season, Greenwood showed more attacking intent in United’s academy than their senior offensive players, which had resulted in many fans commenting that he ought to be promoted.
Now he is certainly proving the adage that if a player is good enough to start, he is old enough to start to be quite true.
It will be interesting to see how he’ll perform in the rest of the pre-season games and more importantly, whether he’ll be able to maintain his exceptional skill-set against Premier League opponents.