Rio Ferdinand is the latest pundit to shower Mason Greenwood in praise following a stunning debut season.
In a breakthrough campaign in which Greenwood hit seventeen goals, the Englishman started to announce himself to the footballing world.
Greenwood’s clinical finishing is undoubtedly his best asset, with the youngster able to do it off either foot depending on the situation. Now, Rio Ferdinand is the latest to heap the praise on Greenwood. Rightly so, too!
The United legend says the emerging Reds star is ‘a cold-hearted killer’ before adding he’ll score loads of goals for the 20-time Premier League champions. It’s hard to disagree…
“Mason is a cold-hearted killer, a great finisher.” Ferdinand told The Sun.
“Just look at his videos and watch him from when he was a kid — he’s not doing anything different now.
“He’s just doing it on a different pitch and in a bigger stadium, with more people watching. He’s got all the same habits.
“He’s a natural goalscorer who is going to score loads and loads of goals.”
The best talent we’ve ever seen?
From Wayne Rooney to The Class of 92, United have unearthed some absolute gems over the years. Can Greenwood become the best of the lot? Possibly.
Right now, he’s in the conversation at least. What’s scary is that he doesn’t actually turn twenty for another fourteen months. By that point he’ll have another full season of football under his belt, while taking his talents to the Champions League…
Credit to United for keeping their next big thing incredibly-grounded over the last twelve months. While Greenwood himself is remaining supremely humble and always willing to learn.
As Rio states in the full interview, the European Championships not taking place this year could benefit Greenwood. In ten months time, he may well be aboard the Three Lions plane if he has another stellar season in front of goal. This England team needs more goals and the 18-year-old can definitely bring that to the table.
For now, it’s about enjoying his growth and development as a footballer. Greenwood is a special, special talent who United ought to be proud of. Now, it’s about winning trophies and giving him a reason to stay.