Manchester United fans on Twitter loved Mason Greenwood’s first ever start for the club against Cardiff.
Despite going a goal down to the already relegated Bluebirds, the 17-year-old gave Old Trafford a lift due to his exciting display – Greenwood hit the post, almost grabbing an immediate equaliser in the process.
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The teenager has hit 26 goals and recorded 8 assists in 29 games for United’s youth team this season, showing that he can score goals with both feet; he is equally adept on either foot, and scored a 30-yard freekick against Newcastle on his supposedly weaker left side.
With his start against Neil Warnock’s team, Greenwood became the youngest ever player to start a Premier League game for the Red Devils at 17 years and 223 days old, beating Federico Macheda’s record.
He looked like the only player who was trying on the day as United eventually slipped to an embarrassing 2-0 defeat, so let’s see what their supporters have been saying about the academy graduate…
Only bright spark today has been Mason greenwood and why he's the only youth player on the pitch i do not know
— Lyle-Anthony?? (@lyle_gold) May 12, 2019
Greenwood has been very good. He deserves to be in this first team. With better creators behind him, he’ll be a goal machine
— L’s (@LeroyBorrello) May 12, 2019
I’d have greenwood in my plans for next year. The only player in the pitch who can hold his head High. Hope he gets a goal for his efforts
— Premopit (@Premopit) May 12, 2019
Greenwood the only player worth anything today.
— Short Corner (@Short_Corner) May 12, 2019
17 year old mason greenwood showing more talent and passion than the rest of the team imagine my shock
— Jay (@ftbIjay) May 12, 2019
People saying sack the Manager but these players have failed every manager they've had.
— Tayo (@Tayyography) May 12, 2019
I fell bad for Greenwood. Takes 11 men to win at OT, and a boy is our only "Man" out there.
— Manchester United Discussions (@ManUtd_news_ACD) May 12, 2019
Greenwood is the only one in this team that deserves to stay
— DieselCane (@DieselCane22) May 12, 2019