Mason Greenwood goal vs Everton: Man Utd prodigy helps Red Devils equalise with composed finish in the Premier League.
In the Summer, when Ole Gunnar Soslkjaer was asked why he did not bring in a new striker after the departure of Romelu Lukaku, the Manchester United manager revealed that bringing in a new forward would hamper Mason Greenwood’s development.
The answer had then puzzled many. A lot of the fans wondered how special was the teenager for Soslkjaer to put his job on the line for his development. However, Greenwood’s performance this season has proven that he was befitting his manager’s trust.
Watch: Mason Greenwood goal vs Everton
Mason Greenwood came in the second half with Manchester United trailing by a goal. The young forward had an almost immediate impact as he combined with Daniel James and displayed incredible composure with a left-footed shot from 20-yards out that squeezed past Pickford at his near post. His first Premier League goal.
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To think that Mason Greenwood is only 18 and yet he has the presence of a seasoned veteran who has done this at the highest-level day in and out. No wonder Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rates him so highly.
7 – Mason Greenwood has scored seven goals for @ManUtd in all competitions this season; among teenagers for clubs in the big-five European leagues, only Jadon Sancho (11) and Gabriel Martinelli (8) have more in 2019-20. Talent. #MUNEVE pic.twitter.com/bws1SQnM56
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Manchester United’s 3 match winning streak in all competitions has come to an end with a 1-1 draw. However, with their performance in the first half, the side should consider themselves lucky to have a point to their name.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to find a way to eek out wins against the lower ranked sides. Dropping too many points against them will eventually hurt their top 4 chase. United now move to 6th place with 25 points. 4 behind Chelsea at 4th place and one behind Tottenham at 5th.
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