Manchester United have been hit with an attacking injury crisis ahead of their FA Cup quarter-final tie with Leicester City on Sunday.
It is reported that Edinson Cavani, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are all major doubts for the match.
Their absences leave the Red Devils extremely low on options to lead the line at the King Power Stadium, with Mason Greenwood really the only available player who can step into the main striker role.
For United to secure a place in the last four of the FA Cup at expense of The Foxes, they really need the 19-year-old to step up after an underwhelming season thus far.
Following his breakout campaign at Old Trafford last year, a season in which he scored a fantastic 19 goals in all competitions, Greenwood hasn’t quite been as eye-catching this time around.
As a matter of fact, he has not scored at all since a 3-2 win against Liverpool in the FA Cup at the end of January.
That record is really not good enough for a player who might have aspirations of leading the line for the Red Devils for the foreseeable future.
Now with Cavani, Martial and Rashford all likely to be out at the weekend, he will be the man shouldering the responsibility of finding the net.
In fairness to Greenwood, it would be harsh to expect huge things of him at the King Power. Considering he is just 19 and the aforementioned trio account for approximately 38% of the Red Devils’ goal haul this season, it is a fair weight to bear.
However, with United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer labelling him as “top class”, it would be fair to assume that the Old Trafford hierarchy have put a lot of faith into the youngster.
He has the perfect chance to repay that trust by compensating for United’s considerable absences and turning in an exhilarating showing at the King Power Stadium – something that he is certainly capable of despite his underwhelming season.