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Mason Greenwood compared to Man Utd hero Robin van Persie by Owen Hargreaves

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Mason Greenwood
scored his first Manchester United on Thursday evening (Picture: Getty Images)

Mason Greenwood has been likened to former Manchester United striker Robin van Persie after scoring his first purpose for the membership in a 1-Zero win over Astana within the Europa League.

The 17-year-old grew to become the youngest participant to rating in Europe in Red Devils historical past together with his spectacular 73rd minute strike at Old Trafford.

Coming in from the precise of the penalty field, {the teenager} feinted to go on his left foot earlier than chopping again onto his proper and firing a low end previous the Astana goalkeeper.

The manner Greenwood took his purpose reminded former United star of one other former United man, Van Persie.

‘I would say he has a great feel for the game,’ Hargreaves advised BT Sport. ‘Every time he touched the ball there was a purpose to it, he didn’t try to pressure issues, he took what was there.

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‘For a young kid at 17 to have that composure in the box, he had a picture of what he wanted – come in on the left foot, chop, like Van Persie, a good finish. That’s a high participant, he’s going to be a high participant.’

The striker has made only one begin for United in his younger profession, however Hargreaves believes he is prepared to tackle the home league after his spectacular exhibiting in Europe.

‘I think he could play in the Premier League, he’s going to be an enormous piece of the puzzle,’ continued the England worldwide.

‘Stay fit, stay healthy and the sky is the absolute limit for him, I think he’s going to be a very particular participant.

‘I feel he might be no matter he needs to be, he may very well be the highest purpose scorer within the Premier League someday.

‘I like how he can play multiple positions, can play on the right, left, through the middle, at 10, they just need to find his right position.’

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Mason Greenwood
Greenwood celebrates his purpose in opposition to Astana (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

Former United and England striker Michael Owen agreed with Hargreaves that Greenwood has an exceptionally vivid future at Old Trafford, a lot brighter than a few of the different kids given an opportunity on Thursday evening.

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‘Other players like [Tahith] Chong and [Angel] Gomes are going to have lovely careers but are they going to be Manchester United players?’ Questioned Owen. ‘Mason Greenwood, I feel he can be.

‘In my mind he’s going to be a correct Man Utd participant for a protracted very long time.

‘I think he’s already forward of the place even thought he was going to be, he’s forward of the sport and he’s solely 17.’

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