Mason Greenwood Nears Wayne Rooney’s Incredible Premier League Record

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Mason Greenwood is better than most people think and stats back that up.

The Englishman added to his goal tally on Tuesday after he opened the scoring against Brighton & Hove Albion. This took Greenwood’s tally so far this season to 13 goals in all competitions, including 6 in the Premier League.

Moreover, the youngster also has registered 5 assists to his name, making him an efficient creator of goals at the same time.

Watching the forward, it is clear that his potential is absolutely top level. The United academy product’s style of play is often compared to that of former player Robin van Persie, and on viewing him it’s hard not to draw comparisons immediately.

With the emergence of starlets like Jadon Sancho, Kylian Mbappe, and Erling Braut Halaand, every youngster that does not hit similar numbers is often looked over easily. But the winger’s brilliance cannot be expressed with numbers.

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However, with context one can see why the Red Devils are lucky to have his loyalty. The teenager has recorded the most league goals at the age of 18 or under in a single season since Wayne Rooney scored 9 for Everton. A record that had been untouched since the 2003/04 season.

And with Rooney going on to making such a massive name for himself in football, it’s no doubt that early signs of the latest startlet in Manchester is met with great expectations.

The England U-21 international has a long way to go, yet it seems like it’s inevitable that he will become a great asset to the Mancunians. Moreover, with a several more games left to play before the conclusion of the current campaign, the starlet may come close to breaking that record.