Manchester United tenant Odion Ighalo gives ‘young and exciting’ Mason Greenwood tips for a great future
‘He’s doing well now, but in two or three years …’: Manchester United loaner Odion Ighalo gives ‘young and exciting’ Mason Greenwood tips for a great future at Old Trafford
- Mason Greenwood experienced a breakout season at Old Trafford in 2019-20
- The 18-year-old has scored 12 goals for the Manchester United first team
- Odion Ighalo, who came on loan in January, has been very impressed so far
Odion Ighalo has been deeply impressed by Manchester United star Mason Greenwood since arriving in Old Trafford, and tipped the teen for big things.
Ighalo landed on loan from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua in January and helped as an experienced head when the Red Devils formed the challenging top four before closing.
One of the main beneficiaries of Solskjaer’s belief in youth was 18-year-old academic Greenwood, who had a breakthrough season with 36 first team appearances and 12 goals.
Mason Greenwood is tipped for big things in the future by teammate Odion Ighalo
The 18-year-old experienced a breakout season at Old Trafford after rising from childhood
Ighalo has made an impressive start at United since he went on loan in January
“He is very young and exciting. Very good player, left and right, he can score and score goals, ‘Ighalo said on Instagram.
He is a player for the future for Man Utd. He is doing well now, but in two or three years, it will be very, very good. ‘
Greenwood’s rapid rise through the youth rankings led him to dominate the defense of rival academies, scoring 31 goals in 30 Premier League 2 appearances before stepping up to first team in 2019-20.
Greenwood has followed in the footsteps of Marcus Rashford, but will have to wait behind him
Greenwood is one of the greatest benefactors of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s belief in youth
The teen is still behind Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in the pecking order, but shows impressive progress in following in Rashford’s footsteps.
United’s frontman also broke through in 2016 at the age of 18, scoring on his Premier League debut against Arsenal.
This time, Greenwood has five strikes in the top tier and has shown that he will offer many more if given the chance.