Following the announcement Euro 2020 has been postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, Manchester United fans have been predicting that the rescheduled tournament will be Mason Greenwood’s time to shine.
Since being handed his debut by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last year, Greenwood has featured in 40 games for the Red Devils, bagging 12 goals and creating 4 assists in all competitions. Most of his appearances in the Premier League this season have come from the bench, although he has still managed to score 5 goals in the English top flight (Transfermarkt).
The 18-year-old has won 4 caps and netted a goal for the England U-21 squad, whilst he also became United’s youngest-ever Champions League player during the historic 3-1 win against Paris Saint-Germain last year (BBC).
Although an England call-up would be a huge step-up for the teenage sensation, Gareth Southgate has already shown he is willing throw top prospects in at the deep end, as the former Middlesbrough player handed Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi his first international cap before he’d even made his first appearance in the Premier League (Transfermarkt).
Southgate is reportedly very keen on the Manchester United academy graduate and supporters could see Greenwood join his club teammate Marcus Rashford upfront for the Three Lions next year.
As expected, plenty of fans have taken to Twitter to share their views on the postponement of the Euros. One supporter commented that Greenwood could make a breakthrough like former United star Michael Owen at the 1998 World Cup.
Scroll through some of the best reactions…
Euro 2020 becoming Euro 2021 basically translates to it being Mason Greenwood’s time to shine.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) March 17, 2020
Mason Greenwood will be ready for the England side for the Euro’s next year
— ً (@UtdAidan) March 18, 2020
Euro 21, Mason Greenwood’s year.
— BP (@BradPhillips11) March 18, 2020
OMGGG MASON GREENWOOD MASTERCLASS IN EURO 2021 pic.twitter.com/vVatQv6K5P
— yan 🧣 🇦🇹 (@DeleAllisci) March 17, 2020
Hopefully will have a Michael Owen type breakthrough tournament
— Ole Gunnar Solskjær (@SolskjaerSays) March 17, 2020
Talksport mentioning youngsters from championship clubs and bottom 3 clubs to break into the England squad 🙈 one name id stick all my money on absolutely guaranteed he will start for england Mason Greenwood head and shoulders above the rest
— Proccy (@daveproc88) March 18, 2020
No way Mason Greenwood isn’t in the conversation for a spot in Southgate’s squad for EURO 2021. It’s only just begun. ✨
— Zaid (@aaokaatlosab) March 17, 2020
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