Manchester United have a history of producing fabulous youth products. All you need to do is look at the Class of ’92 to understand the reputation that comes with young players coming through the ranks at Old Trafford.
A number of years ago Marcus Rashford burst onto the scene but they’ve now got a new prodigy to get excited about in Mason Greenwood.
The 17-year-old was afforded a chance off the bench in United’s 1-0 win over Inter Milan last Saturday and even scored the winning goal. He cut inside and unleashed a curling effort on his left foot which found the corner.
It was a fabulous finish and his performance sparked quite the reaction from United fans on Twitter.
The teenager drew comparisons to a certain Robin van Persie as two supporters claimed the goal was like one scored by the Dutchman.
A further fan said he could bring the glory back to the number 7 shirt whilst another commented that they loved seeing the academy kids step up.
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In all competitions in 2018/19, he scored 26 goals in 30 outings.
Here’s what United fans have been saying about him.
Maybe the man to bring the 7 back to glory in a few years?
— Marco (@marco_10R) July 20, 2019
Is he Van Persie in disguise? ?
— Bisham Ghimire (@BG017) July 20, 2019
Something about him reminds me of RvP!!!
— Hank (@mooody_hank) July 20, 2019
MG26 is simply not comparable to Nketiah or Brewster
— MUFC fan (@smlkam) July 20, 2019
The new RVP
— Frederick Yeboah (@Fredoo3120) July 20, 2019
I love this guy ?
— Nyore (@iam_amiaya) July 20, 2019
Love seeing the academy boys stepping up?
— Jason Balagan (@JasonBalaggan) July 20, 2019
Europa top scorer
— BBG™ (@B_B_G_31) July 20, 2019
“A star is born”
— ? Team44LH ? ? UNITED ? (@1BillionPips) July 20, 2019