Manchester United’s Premier League season opener is upon us. It doesn’t really get much bigger than Chelsea visiting Old Trafford to kick things off.
After an excellent pre-season, the 20-time Premier League champions should be in buoyant mood. With Romelu Lukaku leaving, it could pave the way for United’s mega-talented youngsters to start to make their impact on the first-team; enter Mason Greenwood.
The 17-year-old had an exceptional summer with the lads. He scored twice while his stock continues to skyrocket. It’s easy to forget just how young he is – though you can already tell he has the mindset to succeed at the highest level.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference before the game on Sunday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was asked directly about Greenwood. The manager’s response certainly makes for positive reading…
“I believe Mason’s going to be playing and involved a lot, and when he is he’ll score.” Solskjaer is quoted as saying by @ManUtd.
I just can’t wait to see Greenwood in action. Will he start against Chelsea? For me it’s a toss-up between him and Daniel James, but you can bet your bottom dollar that the Englishman will score goals over the duration of a long season.
It’s the maturity that Greenwood shows which I find most impressive. He has the aura of a seasoned professional who has been doing it for years – though he’s a relative baby in the grand scheme of things.
Greenwood will be hoping to get the nod come 4:30PM Sunday afternoon and if he is involved I fully expect him to make a huge impact on the game.