Manchester United’s season couldn’t have finished any worse than losing at home to a relegated Cardiff City.
Indeed, their worst nightmare came true in front of a disgruntled audience, but one tiny silver lining on the frankly disastrous day was the bright performance from 17-year-old Mason Greenwood.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stayed true to his words and gave Greenwood a full-time debut, making him United’s youngest ever debutant in the Premier League. He might’ve been let down by his senior players, but the teenager was actually impressive. In that team, too, that really is some saying.
He was on the attack right from the get-go, moving in from the right with confidence and always looking to wander into promising positions. The 17-year-old forced a few excellent saves from Neil Etheridge, troubling Cardiff’s defence with his feisty movement and exuberance in the final third.
At least someone did, after all.
While he might’ve been unlucky not to get a goal, he had a day to remember. Greenwood attempted 7 shots, 4 of which were on target. Moreover, he also created 3 chances along with 84% passing accuracy (stats via Fotmob), being more efficient going forward than the lethargic Jesse Lingard or indecisive Marcus Rashford.
The teenager impressed the dejected fans, proving to have a bright future at Old Trafford. Rather than loaning him, Greenwood needs to be kept in the squad. He can definitely create an impact in the UEFA Europa League or other cup games. The 17-year-old could be Solskjaer’s unearthed jewel and the Mancunian to bring him glory.
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