Robin van Persie reacts to top Mason Greenwood v Bournemouth

Mason Greenwood reminds us all of Robin van Persie. That’s been obvious for a fair while now. We’re seeing the ability to strike a football with either foot in full flow, though the young Manchester United star offers much more than that.

It’s the work-rate, the footballing brain, the ability to pick out a pass or finish with aplomb. The Greenwood v Bournemouth display today was an absolute thing of beauty.

We have an emerging superstar on our hands, make no mistake about that. However, Greenwood has to remain grounded despite all the praise that’s coming his way. That’s easier said than done, but United are definitely doing their part as this young player continues to rise.

Their job is made all-the-tougher, though, when the man he is likened to takes to social media to sing Greenwood’s praises…

Yes, Van Persie took to social media to react to the outstanding Greenwood v Bournemouth display. And we can’t help but feel the love here at Old Trafford Faithful…

We’re now well over a year since Greenwood’s full United debut and I’m still not sure which his stronger foot is. That’s how lethal he has been off either side. Show him the byline or let him cut inside and this boy will hurt you, as Bournemouth showed today.

It’s that killer instinct, the way he runs with the ball, the clinical nature of when he gets a chance. That’s what makes him and Van Persie so relatable and I can’t help but see the Dutchman whenever Greenwood gets the ball at his feet.

What’s scary is that Greenwood is still only eighteen. The young Englishman still has so much to learn and areas of his game to develop, but already, he’s making such an important impact within the first-team setup at United.

I guess that’s just the Old Trafford way – and long may that continue…

Check out the fan reaction to the incredible Mason Greenwood display vs Bournemouth here.

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