Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed Mason Greenwood to become the ‘complete forward’ following the teenager’s latest impressive showing for Manchester United.
The academy graduate starred during the club’s comfortable 3-0 victory over Watford on Sunday, scoring his side’s third of the afternoon at Old Trafford with a brilliantly taken finish for his 11th goal of the season in all competitions.
Greenwood has flourished since being handed his opportunity in the senior side this season, his impressive tally coming from just 15 starts to see the 18-year-old regarded amongst the most exciting young talents in the Premier League.
Solskjaer says the youngster will continue to develop and improve as he physically matures, but believes Greenwood is already Manchester United‘s ‘best finisher’, his 75th minute strike rocketing in off the underside of the crossbar.
“If he keeps fit, it’s up to him (to keep his place),” Solskjaer said at his post-match press conference.
“The whole season he’s had says a lot for him. He is just going to be better and better. He is the best finisher we have. He is only 18.
“Not like Wayne Rooney – he still has a young body. In a couple of years’ time, he will be almost the complete forward.”
United’s victory keeps them within three points of fourth-placed Chelsea in the race to secure Champions League qualification, and the club will next return to European action when they face Club Brugge in the second leg of their Europa League Round of 32 tie on Thursday night.