Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Brighton featured another goal by Mason Greenwood and his impact is just another reason to be excited about this new-look team, writes Adam Bate…
Mason Greenwood continues to impress. This was only his sixth Premier League start of the season – only his seventh ever – and he marked it with his sixth goal in the competition, the opener in an emphatic 3-0 win away to Brighton that lifts Manchester United back to fifth.
The 18-year-old forward is the first United player to score this many Premier League goals before his 19th birthday. The youngest player of any club to score at all in the competition this season, Greenwood has twice as many goals as any other teenager. This is a precocious talent.
There was a lot of hype to live up to. Marcus Rashford calls him frightening. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rates him as the best finisher at the club. Speaking to Luke Shaw back in August, he declared that Greenwood “can be one of the best in the world” before too long.
Right now, he is just one of the reasons to be excited about Manchester United again.
This was one of their most convincing performances of the season against a Brighton side that had taken points off Leicester and Arsenal since the restart. United outplayed them and the result was never in doubt from the moment Greenwood fired the ball past Mat Ryan. Continue reading