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Manchester United: Rangnick must unleash Mason Greenwood against Norwich

Manchester United face Norwich City at Carrow Road this evening, which should be a good opportunity for them to secure another three points under Ralf Rangnick.

The Canaries are currently deep into the relegation zone, and the 63-year-old will be looking to capitalise on their poor form by putting on a masterclass which should see his side enjoy a comfortable win away from home.

Despite Rangnick trying to take a look at the capabilities of all the players in the squad, rotating as much as possible, there is one player who should be in the starting line-up no matter what this evening.

Mason Greenwood has had an impressive start to the season, despite Manchester United’s patchy form. The 20-year-old has been a standout player for the team, with five goals and two assists in 16 appearances so far in the current campaign.

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Rangnick has already seen the potential in the £75k-p/w forward, hailing him as a “massive talent” following the game on Wednesday night which saw United round off their Champions League group campaign.

The youngster was breaking records in Europe midweek, when his goal in the 1-1 draw with Young Boys became his eighth in European competition. No other Red Devils player has scored more at that level before their 21st birthday, with Greenwood overtaking team-mate Marcus Rashford in the record books.

Indeed, the former is eclipsing his 24-year-old colleague in terms of goalscoring so far this season, with Greenwood on five goals compared to Rashford’s three. If it comes down to a straight call for Rangnick on choosing one over the other, that offer a strong clue as to who would be the better option.

The Red Devils boss said of the 20-year-old after the Young Boys game: “I think today he also showed not only the quality because of that beautiful goal, but also the way that he set up the opportunity for Juan Mata was brilliant. He’s a massive talent – left foot, right foot, good on the ball. Also the way that he set up the goal for Fred on Sunday, so it’s about continuity.”

Greenwood must start against Norwich, whose weaknesses lie mostly in their defence, where the likes of Grant Hanley will have a tough time marking the youngster. That could duly open up many opportunities for the 20-year-old to find the back of the net for United later on.
Building up Greenwood’s confidence in front of goal should be a priority for Rangnick, and Norwich will be a good test for the forward to have more freedom and space to develop into the game with ease, as well as giving him more experience with linking up with the attacking players around him.
In other news: This Red Devils ace has been linked with a move to La Liga

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