Manchester United were unable to maintain their impressive win streak against Everton, with Duncan Ferguson’s side coming in strong and sticking through to grab a hard-earned point from Old Trafford on Sunday.
Victor Lindelof’s poor positioning let an own-goal through in the first half and United couldn’t respond until the second period of play when substitute Mason Greenwood’s netted in the 77th minute.
In many ways, Greenwood’s goal was the sole hurrah for the Red Devils who were uncharacteristically toothless for much of the game.
Most fans felt the same way and took to Twitter to heap praises on the teenager who has been having an incredible week.
7 – Mason Greenwood has scored more goals for United than Sanchez (5), Depay (5), Falcao (4) and Di Maria (3). He’s 18.
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) December 15, 2019
Can’t believe Mason Greenwood is only 18. Ice in the boy’s veins. Top finish.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) December 15, 2019
Mason Greenwood has more goals than Lionel Messi from open play this season:pic.twitter.com/FgvmNGQt7I
— ManUtdMindset (@ManUtdMindset) December 15, 2019
Mason Greenwood when he meets Robin van Persie. pic.twitter.com/CH35UzLEVS
— FutbolBible (@FutbolBible) December 15, 2019
Mason Greenwood’s coldness in celebrations is so elite. Acts as if he’s scored 100+ goals already. Kid is going to the top.
— Jordan Clarke (@FourFourJordan) December 15, 2019
Naahhh. This game is a joke to Greenwood. How’re you scoring this? He will be a top, top player. pic.twitter.com/WrUsWrT7N5
— Josh (@UtdJL) December 15, 2019
Don’t let the disappointment of that draw distract you from how good Mason Greenwood was yet again. His switch of play in the build up to his goal, his pin point finishing and his ability to work space to get shots off shouldn’t be overlooked. He looks incredible.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) December 15, 2019
The goal was Greenwood’s third one in two games, with Old Trafford witnessing him score a brace against AZ in the Europa League.
It was also a fitting one for a fixture that saw the Red Devils go 4000 consecutive games having included a homegrown player in their matchday squad. The young striker is certainly shaping up to be the next one in an impressive line of academy graduates at the Theatre of Dreams.
In fact, the poor nature of Anthony Martial’s showing does beg the question as to whether or not Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ought to risk Greenwood with a full start as the lone striker in the Premier League.
December still remains a crowded month of fixtures and that could very much occur, particularly given how the top-five race to try and sneak into the top-four is going tighter due to Tottenham Hotspur’s present lead.
The RVP comparisons likewise continued and Greenwood has already netted 7 goals for the Red Devils, a great tally for an academy graduate. How many more can fans hope to see from his clinical and goal-hungry playing style this campaign?