Mason Greenwood made his first ever Premier League start at home to Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham on Wednesday evening, with the Manchester United prodigy impressing in flashes as his side overcame Spurs 2-1 at Old Trafford.
Marcus Rashford’s brilliant brace, blasting a shot past Paulo Gazzaniga at his near post before scoring a penalty later on, seemed to grab all the headlines – but Greenwood’s first league start for United was a notable one.
The Englishman was inches away from scoring himself, firing a hopeful drive looking to test Gazzaniga before the Spurs keeper managed to push the stinging effort round his post.
Greenwood was also one of United’s top performers according to WhoScored.com, registering a 6.8 rating and outperforming opposition striker Harry Kane.
As a result, Red Devils supporters have flocked to praise Greenwood for his composure on an ultimately huge night for the youngster – especially with a Manchester derby looming at the weekend.
Here’s what they had to say on Twitter, with some quick to rank him higher than Antony Martial.
He is better than Martial
— croc (@Adzah12) December 4, 2019
Greenwood game intelligence is wonderful for someone so young.Looks after the ball so well and often is always in the box sniffing for opportunities to score. Deserves a start at the Manchester derby. Will ole be brave enough to select him?? We will see 🔴⚫️⚪️ #MUFC
— RashfordandMartialFC🔴⚪️⚫️ (@PAULO79296486) December 4, 2019
Should have played longer
— Alfonso Van Guezo (@1AVG4) December 4, 2019
Didn’t look out of place at all.
— FPL_Lost (@FPL_Lost) December 4, 2019
So good 🔴❤️
— datbwoi Flava (@flava_patrick) December 4, 2019
I thought mason done more tonight than Martial in the last 2 games
— Grumpy2759 (@Grumpy2759) December 4, 2019
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Well said his movement gave rashford more space. He should play more.!!
— Chris Atkinson (@ChrisAt11521499) December 4, 2019
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