Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has admitted club legend Wayne Rooney and Ronaldo are the footballers he admired the most when growing up.
Speaking to the internet personality, Greenwood revealed “Rooney and Ronaldo” inspired him to play football.
He added the one player he would have liked to play with is the Brazilian megastar, saying “I would play with Ronaldo,” and marvelled at the legend’s stepovers.
After Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave him his debut last year, the United academy graduate has made 40 appearances for the Red Devils, netting 12 goals and providing 4 assists in all competitions. Although Greenwood has mostly appeared as a substitute in the Premier League this season, he has still scored 5 goals in the English top tier (Transfermarkt).
Predictably plenty of fans have taken to Twitter to post their views on the youngster’s football idols. Whilst some supporters were left confused by the England U-21 international’s comments on Ronaldo, another appreciated the fact the England U-21 international “stans Wazza.”
Take a look at some of the mixed reactions down below…
Is he old enough to see R9? Cuz I’m his age and don’t really watch R9 lol
— Drake Smith (@clownestperson) March 24, 2020
I’m thinking he was talking about CR7. He won’t remember ‘el phenomenon’
— Jagz 🔰 (@jagzmadden) March 23, 2020
Highly doubt he meant R9. He might of mentioned him later but CR7 makes more sense
— Callum. (@Callump97855226) March 23, 2020
He meant Cristiano, right
— Manc Born and Bred (@CR7STIANOOOO) March 23, 2020
Stans Wazza? Going straight to the top then.
— 上帝與我們同在🤸 (@mawulyyyy) March 23, 2020
Btec graham Burke
— 🔴🇮🇪reece_greene🇮🇪🔴 (@Reece_Greene_) March 23, 2020
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