When Manchester United and West Ham United squared off in the FA Cup, a relatively quiet fixture ensued. Goalless at normal time, it took extra time for action to be injected into the game as Scott McTominay’s 97th minute finish ended up being the difference in the 1-0 game at Old Trafford.
Fans were treated to plenty of attempts from the home side, even as Dean Henderson got barely any effort to show for his easy cleansheet.
However, there certainly were a few spectacles in the middle of the pitch and one specific moment has caught the attention of the fans.
Mark Noble was his erstwhile strong presence for David Moyes’s side, including sharp tackles on the likes of Donny van de Beek. However, the first half also saw the English midfielder being absolutely humiliated.
It took 19-year-old Mason Greenwood to show some sense to the 33-year-old, as the forward took him for a spin and nutmegged him in a quick passage of play.
Fans were ecstatic at this with many pointing out the similarity of the move to one that Dimitar Berbatov had iconized during his time at Old Trafford.
In fact, the man himself agreed with the comparison, as illustrated through his social media activity.
After Robin Van Persie, Berbatov is yet another hallowed striker from the Red Devils’ past that Greenwood appears to be emulating to some success.
The academy graduate’s breakthrough season was a spectacle of high regard. However, he appears to be struggling to ape those numbers so far this campaign with only 4 goals and a couple of assists in all competitions.
Regardless, there is still plenty of football left to be played this season and the teenage will certainly hope to rediscover his mojo. Until then, he could have a fun time reminiscing this not-so-noble act of his.