Manchester United have kicked off their new Premier League campaign in solid fashion, picking up seven points from a possible nine in the opening weeks of the season.
A stunning 5-1 victory over Leeds United on the opening day was followed up by a frustrating draw with Southampton before the Red Devils returned to winning ways against Wolves last time out.
The main talking point regarding their on-pitch performances has been Paul Pogba’s five assists in just three games, four of which came against Leeds in their curtain-raiser.
However, it is arguably another one of United’s academy graduates who has really been leading the way for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s charges in the early stages of 2021/22.
As per SofaScore, 19-year-old Mason Greenwood has received a match rating of 7.57 out of 10, the highest tally compared to his teammates – and with three goals in as many games, it’s easy to understand why.
The England international’s underlying numbers are perhaps just as impressive. Greenwood has averaged 3.7 shots per game for his boyhood club, while also providing 1.3 key passes for his teammates, showcasing his ability to be both the finisher and creator.
The teenager has also created one big chance, recorded a passing accuracy of 84% and averaged 2.3 successful dribbles per appearance, per Sofascore.
While the arrival of five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo may limit Greenwood’s chances of playing as a central striker this season, he should still get plenty of opportunities to shine on the right-hand side.
Solskjaer will be hoping that his young prodigy can carry on his scintillating form following the international break and guide United back to the Premier League summit.