Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood is being hailed by the fans as the next big thing at the Old Trafford after his spectacular goal in the Red Devils’ 4-0 victory over Norwich City on Saturday.
The 18-year-old came from the bench in the 71st minute and registered his name on the scoresheet just after five minutes when he slotted one in past the Norwich goalkeeper Tim Krul from the edge of the area to wrap up a convincing win for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.
The teenager has already scored nine goals for Manchester United in all competitions this season and supporters were delighted with the skill involved in the strike, taking to Twitter to hail the youngster.
RVP 2.0😍😍😍😍 https://t.co/Xn7HY20h5y
— Hamza Diwan (@diwan_21) 11 January 2020
He's a wizard. https://t.co/AJbTYCO6cb
— Sujal (@sujal10official) 11 January 2020
Boy wonder 👏👏
— SiNaChi (@Ser_Bart) 11 January 2020
— Raphael Wilson (@Raph089968_) 11 January 2020
Mason Greenwood future Ballon D’or Winner pic.twitter.com/7JUQnI2c02
— 🇾🇪🔴 (@UtdAkh) 11 January 2020
Mason Greenwood is the truth
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) 11 January 2020
That boy Greenwood, definitely knows where the bottom corner is & think he is going to be a superstar for Utd.
— Scholes 🇾🇪 (@26scholes) 11 January 2020
Thoughts on today's game
-First clean sheet since Sept
– Rashford can't stop scoring
– Martial with a goal
– Greenwood has a big future ahead
– Williams >>Shaw
– Mata aging like fine wine
– Seal Bruno deal ASAP
– 3 points in the bag
We Move💪🏾 #MUFC
— KingMax👑 (@Haboye_Cassano) 11 January 2020
Solskjaer began the game with Anthony Martial as the lone striker, with Marcus Rashford, Andreas Pereira and Juan Mata forming the attacking midfield trio behind him.
Rashford netted a brace while Martial was also on the scoresheet, but some United fans are desperate for Greenwood to be starting games in the coming weeks.
United face Wolves in their FA Cup third-round replay in midweek before a daunting trip to Anfield to take on league leaders Liverpool.
Give that kid his permanent starting role https://t.co/66YX31g6uM
— Skhangane! (@SpeshZondo) 11 January 2020
Start him for Mata next game im on my knees
— ً (@UtdJustin) 11 January 2020
About time he starts
— Rikit (@chotesarcar) 11 January 2020
Please for the love of God, never bench Greenwood again, the kid is more than ready and he's proven it every time he's been brought in.
— Jotham Muriu (@ThisIsJotham) 11 January 2020
Should be starting
— Hazz (@dontgeteed) 11 January 2020
United’s win on Saturday kept up the pressure on fourth-placed Chelsea, leaving them five points behind Frank Lampard’s men, who beat Burnley at Stamford Bridge.