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Paul Scholes believes Mason Greenwood will become a better finisher than Marcus Rashford

‘Greenwood will eventually be a better goalscorer than Marcus’: Paul Scholes tips Manchester United youngster for greatness… and says 18-year-old will outscore Rashford as he gets older

  • Paul Scholes believes Mason Greenwood will be a top finisher as he progresses
  •  Greenwood opened the scoring as United face Partizan Belgrade at Old Trafford 
  • Rashford has impressed recently but still often misses inviting chances to score 
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Paul Scholes has backed Mason Greenwood to eventually become a better goalscorer than his Manchester United team-mate Marcus Rashford.

Greenwood scored his third senior goal for United in the Europa League clash at home to Partizan Belgrade on Thursday night, with the 18-year-old widely tipped for  a bright future at the club.

Rashford is nearly four years older than Greenwood but the England international still lacks composure in front of goal on some occasions.

Paul Scholes believes Mason Greenwood will become a better finisher than Marcus Rashford

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Paul Scholes believes Mason Greenwood will become a better finisher than Marcus Rashford

Scholes was full of praise for Greenwood, who put United ahead against Partizan Belgrade

Scholes was full of praise for Greenwood, who put United ahead against Partizan Belgrade

Scholes was full of praise for Greenwood, who put United ahead against Partizan Belgrade

Speaking on BT Sport, United legend Scholes said: ‘If Marcus lacks anything it’s a little bit of composure in front of goal. I think Greenwood will eventually be a better goalscorer than Marcus. But his (Rashford’s) all round play has been brilliant.’

He added: ‘He’s probably a scorer of great goals rather than a great goalscorer. He lacks that bit of composure but he’s still a young player and I think that will come.’ 

Greenwood has yet to find the net in the Premier League, but he has been hugely impressive in cup competitions this season, scoring against Astana and Rochdale.

Rashford has been in impressive form recently but still often missing inviting chances to score

Rashford has been in impressive form recently but still often missing inviting chances to score

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Rashford has been in impressive form recently but still often missing inviting chances to score

Rashford, meanwhile, has scored eight goals for United this season, which included one against Partizan in his side’s 3-0 victory. 

In total Rashford has mustered 53 goals in 186 appearances for United, but he has also been guilty of missing some excellent opportunities to find the net.

With Anthony Martial also at their disposal, United have some exciting attacking options, but they are still searching for consistency as a unit. 

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