Greenwood Is The First 18-Year-Old United Player To Score 10+ Goals In A Single PL Season

Man United's Mason Greenwood celebrates scoring their first goal.

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Mason Greenwood was on the scoresheet yet again as Man United drew 1-1 to West Ham at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

The English teenager’s goal in the second-half was in response to Michail Antonio’s penalty late in the first-half which had put the away side momentarily ahead.

The goal was Greenwood’s 17th in all competitions this campaign and for an 18-year-old that is certainly some deeply impressive stuff.

In fact, with that shot, he has now put himself in some great company for goals scored by a teenager in a single season at Man United.

Greenwood is now tied with none other than George Best, Brian Kidd, and Wayne Rooney for the most goals scored in that regard. Given how well he has been playing for the Red Devils and the games still left to them in the Europa League, there is a possibility that he can go one further and break the record if not go all the way and join Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in the 20-goal club this season.

Further still, Greenwood has now become the first 18-year-old to have scored 10 goals or more in a single Premier League campaign in over 20 years. This was last done by Michael Owen in 1997/98 and by Robbie Fowler before him in 1993/94. Elite company to keep all around.

This is clearly just the beginning of the starlet’s career and United fans will be eager to see just how he is able to improve upon these numbers in the years to come.