12 Apr 2021 12:30:36
What is everyone's opinion big Mason Greenwood?

He had a big impact when he came on yesterday. He was the first teenager to score and assist as a sub for us since Ronaldo in his debut season 18 years ago.

He is also 2 EPL goals away from matching Rooney as our highest scoring teenager in the EPL. 3 goals and he takes the title outright. Which considering he doesn't turn 20 until October he will have at least another 15 league games to score 3 goals.

People talk about his potential and obvious comparisons are made to wunderkids like Haaland and Mbappe, which I think are a little premature. Yet I think he has a similar level of potential. The difference is that they have been given first choice status in teams that are playing well.

Also players develop at different stages, Rooney developed hugely in his early teens, maybe hitting a plateau in his early 20's. Ronaldo on the other hand developed at a slower rate in his teens by comparison but went on a massive upward trajectory in his early 20's catching up and surpassing Wayne.

So just because Greenwood isn't going toe to toe with Mbappe and Haaland right now, it doesn't mean he never will.

He has the most lethal shot off of either foot, great balance and good movement. He has pace and great technique. But the most promising thing is he seems to have a great attitude, things started well for him then he had some off field issues. Yet he is now showing great character to not just over come them, but to have worked on his game and be better than before.

1.) 12 Apr 2021
12 Apr 2021 13:25:36
greenwood has 2 brilliant feet, does anyone know what foot he actually is, you see him score with his left and then he right, they are both just as good.

he is the best player to have for rw and is only 19, give him 2-3 years player consistently with better players around him and i think we generally have a potential world class player.

forget about buying sancho for daft money, let's develop mason and use funds for other positions.

2.) 12 Apr 2021
12 Apr 2021 13:27:02
Greenwood's potential is massive.
As he is not our first choice striker, I hope we don't sign a RW.
Because he needs game time which is the absolute vital thing to continue his development.

3.) 12 Apr 2021
12 Apr 2021 13:28:10
Is this another one of those posts where whatever we say will be completely wrong? ;)

I don't see a superstar in the making personally, he's got a great shot and is good with both feet, and is preferable to Martial. I don't see a statue being placed outside OT in 15 years.

4.) 12 Apr 2021
12 Apr 2021 13:29:17
He's great. I wouldn't worry about comparisons to be honest. As long as a player is improving that's all you can ask for.

I think he has the world at both his feet. He's lovely and silky on the ball. Has a good footballing brain. He will only improve.

Even when he's not scoring, I find his link up play to be better than most. He's very positive on the ball.

He needs to keep just doing what he's been doing and he'll end up being in our team as long as he wants.

5.) 12 Apr 2021
12 Apr 2021 13:44:48
I think Greenwood will suit playing down the right in years to come as Rashford has playing down the left. They both benefit from the angles that playing in those positions creates.

6.) 12 Apr 2021
12 Apr 2021 15:19:04
For me Mason is out best player upfront for the past months. His overall game have improved such as build up play and the work rate as he is helping a lot more Bissaka down the right side. He presses well too and close down opponents. I think he matured too, not (too many) dribbles for the sake of it and not (too many) shooting from everywhere like Rashford does many times. Although last year he scored more goals i think he has improved and became a better player. Of he continues his progress next year and the year after he would be ready to lead the line.

7.) 12 Apr 2021
12 Apr 2021 15:20:27
He’s young and talented, he could go either way. I think he has huge talent but I’m not sure about his attitude. I’ve been told by someone who has come across him that he’s a Billy Big Boots which isn’t great at the best of times, and certainly not when you haven’t yet achieved much.

8.) 12 Apr 2021
12 Apr 2021 15:33:06
Of course not Spenno, only time will tell if you're wrong. I see a player with top draw potential, a player who looks better than Rashford did at the same age. But that's the joy of football, we all see something slightly different and have our own opinions.

Peter, I'm torn with Greenwood. He might benefit from playing wide for a few years in a similar way to how RvP developed. Who is the player he is most often likened to. However, I feel Rooney's time on the wing actually stunted his development and slowed his growth.

I think Greenwood long term is a striker, he is much better at finishing chances than he is at creating them, the further he is away from the goal the less often he'll get to use his biggest talent.

Henry played wide early in his career and even when playing as a striker would often drift in the wide half spaces to pick up the ball and turn.

The issue I find with playing Greenwood wide is it creates unbalance as we have too many goalscorers and not enough goal creators on the pitch with Rashford on the left and another striker centrally.

9.) 12 Apr 2021
12 Apr 2021 15:38:45
Mason is outstanding and has the potential to go right to the very top.

His composure on the ball is excellent, and he really is an outstanding finisher. Yesterday his cross was out of this world, there have been a number of good crosses from him this year which no one got on the end off. His goal was excellent and it showed a little bit more variation from him in the box, he is coming good now.

I think by the time Mason is 23 or 24 you will see why those in the club rate him as such a special talent.

10.) 12 Apr 2021
12 Apr 2021 16:01:21
Despite him not scoring as many goals this season, I’ve noticed a distinct improvement in his play off the ball and his decision making on it and I think a big part of that is down to him playing alongside Cavani. If he can keep his feet on the ground and continues to get opportunities to play alongside world class attacking players, I think we might have something truly special on our hands.

11.) 12 Apr 2021
12 Apr 2021 18:40:05
I don't think has less talent than Haaland. I would go further forward and say that he has more qualities and better all round game than Haaland. Haaland has the physical attributes edge, if he had similar size with Greenwood I would say our boy is better.
If Greenwood keep working and grow a lot more physicaly then i prefer him as he too have great finishing, he too is smart but i think he is better technically and has a better all rounded game. If i had to compare i would say Haaland is a better version of Lukaku (similar style of play) and Greenwood has similar style of play with RVP. I would go with RVP because he was something more than just a goal scorer.