Manchester United were more than worthy winners at Old Trafford yesterday, with an incredible Mason Greenwood cameo topping off a great day.
If fans were allowed in the stadium, that away end would have been absolutely rocking. Alas, we’re one day closer to that dream becoming a reality once more, but for now, we have to put up with what we’ve got.
Getting one over on Jose Mourinho is always nice, particularly in a come-from-behind manner. It’s fitting then, that Mason Greenwood, a youngster (something Mourinho detests), came on and stuck the knife in.
Greenwood would play in a delightful ball into Edinson Cavani for the second goal, while the young Englishman would wrap up proceedings with a typically cool finish in injury time. Poetic justice.
We’re watching Greenwood mature as a player right before our eyes. After a pretty slow start to the season, the 19-year-old hasn’t panicked nor started to doubt his ability. Instead, he’s adjusted, adapted and learned from the players in and around him.
I firmly believe we’re now seeing a far more well-rounded Greenwood than we did a year ago, though the goals tally is considerably lower. These inconsistencies always happen with young players and it’s up to us fans to keep the faith.
In the end, I reckon Greenwood’s future does lie as the main striker. Learning from the likes of Edinson Cavani can only be positive for his development and yesterday was another fine example of that.
As you’d imagine, the supporters absolutely loved it. They were quick to heap the praise on the Reds starlet who enjoyed an incredible cameo vs Spurs – and rightly so, too, he was outstanding.