Manchester United fans were delighted to see Mason Greenwood’s form for the season continue in the 6-0 defeat of Tranmere.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer couldn’t have wished for a better result or a better response to two back to back defeats vs Liverpool and Burnley.
United desperately needed a win and thankfully got one convincingly with Greenwood netting an effort of his own.
Greenwood didn’t net from open play, converting a penalty won by Tahith Chong but he did play well otherwise and deserved a goal for his efforts.
Age when scoring 10th goal Manchester United:
19 years & 11 months – Ronaldo
19 years & 3 months – Rooney
18 years & 10 months – Rashford
18 years & 3 months – Greenwood
The kid is special. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ pic.twitter.com/AIXUH9laVj
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) January 26, 2020
Greenwood took that penalty with his right foot. He is most certainly ambipedal like Cazorla, O. Dembélé, etc.
There is a difference between being strong on one's weaker foot and being ambipedal. It is such a useful tool to have as a player.
— UtdArena (@utdarena) January 26, 2020
— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) January 26, 2020
— UnitedReds (@UnitedRedscom) January 26, 2020
• Premier League
• Europa League
• FA Cup
• Carabao Cup
• Premier League 2
• EFL Trophy
Mason Greenwood has scored in every competition he's played in this season 🌟 pic.twitter.com/Lk267h3WPk
— utdreport (@utdreport) January 26, 2020
Greenwood was certainly not expected to have such a breakthrough season this year but he’s certainly benefited from Manchester United having such a thin and injury-prone squad.
In fairness to him, he has definitely made the most of his chances and absolutely deserves a spot in the starting XI as well, especially since some more regularly first-teamers aren’t doing as well as they should.
Greenwood has to be protected however and cannot be allowed to burnout or Manchester United risk turning him into yet another could’ve been player.