Mason Greenwood has outlined how his game has improved this season following the Manchester United forward’s impressive run of form.
Greenwood burst onto the scene last season to score 17 goals in all competitions for the Red Devils, equalling a Manchester United record previously set by George Best, Brian Kidd and Wayne Rooney for most goals in a single campaign for a teenager.
He also became the first Premier League player in more than two decades to score 10+ league goals in a season aged 18 or under, earning his first senior cap for England in September.
Greenwood endured a difficult start to his second season at senior level but has found his form over the second half of the campaign, scoring six goals in his past seven league games.
The 19-year-old has discussed his progress during the current campaign and believes he is still some way off realising his potential, believing it will take ‘a few years’ before we see him as the finished article.
“I have still got a few years to reach my full level of speed,” he told Sky Sports. “I am still growing, still filling out. I am only 19.”
Greenwood scored an excellent goal in the 3-1 win at Aston Villa earlier this morning, turning sharply beyond England international Tyrone Mings before firing home a low finish.
The goal was an example of the improvement in his overall game and Greenwood believes his hard work on the training ground has ‘all come together’ this season.
“I have not really been working specifically on that but it has started to come this season,” he says.
“My all-round play, my defensive work. Just being a player, basically. That is coming through now.”
“My hold-up play has improved. I don’t think I give the ball away as much as I used to do when I was younger and just coming into the team. I know the game a bit more and the pace of the Premier League a bit more. It has all come together.”