His second campaign of first-team football has seen Mason prove that he is a clinical finisher with both feet. The youngster grabbed his first senior goal for the Reds on the European stage, tucking away what proved to be the winner against Astana at Old Trafford. Greenwood would score four more goals in the Europa League, to accompany his seven strikes in all other competitions so far this term.
WHAT THEY SAID
“The closer he gets to goal the more dangerous he is. Right foot, left foot, he is a nightmare for defenders. I’ve seen a few good ones – I played with Wazza [Wayne Rooney]. But for natural finishing, he’s one of the best I’ve seen. He’s a different class as a finisher – in and around the box you expect him to get a shot off and on target. He is so precise with his finishing.” (Ole Gunnar Solskjaer)
“I think he will be very good because during every game he tries to copy me. My style, my technique, my left foot, my way of finishing…so, I’m sure he will end up there [like me].” (Robin van Persie)