Manchester United star Mason Greenwood is a hot topic at the moment. The 18-year-old took his goal tally to 13 for the season in the Red Devils’ impressive 3-0 Premier League win over Brighton on Tuesday night. And a report in May opened up on Ed Woodward’s thoughts on the teenage talent, at a time where he’s hoping to secure the arrival of Jadon Sancho.
According to the Daily Mail, United chief Woodward thinks Greenwood is already good enough to start week in, week out.
It was claimed in that report that the Red Devils supremo believes the teenager, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial already form the best attacking trident in the Premier League.
And while it’s an open secret that United want to sign Sancho to improve their strikeforce even more, Woodward’s view on Greenwood could ultimately change things.
On Tuesday, hours before the Brighton game, it emerged that Woodward was only willing to pay £50million to secure the signing of the Borussia Dortmund star.
That’s because that, after the coronavirus crisis, the Red Devils don’t want to look bad at a time where the pandemic continues to cause problems around the world.
And Greenwood’s brilliant form could be behind Woodward’s thinking.
LATEST LIVE SPORT TV DEALS
And they offloaded Romelu Lukaku to Serie A giants Inter Milan because they didn’t want the Belgian to block Greenwood’s path to the first team.
With that in mind, it seems United deem Sancho as something of a luxury signing.
And whether they’re able to bring the Borussia Dortmund star to Old Trafford when the transfer window reopens is something only time will tell.
United legend Gary Neville recently had his say on Sancho and expressed a belief that Dortmund won’t be bullied into selling their prized asset.
He said: “I think you’ll have to pay a little bit more than that Ole.
“I think that’s the problem, some clubs will believe other clubs will get desperate and sell players on the cheap.
THINK YOU KNOW FOOTBALL? Football quiz questions and answers: 15 questions and answers for your home pub quiz
“But I’m not sure you can bully clubs like Borussia Dortmund.”
Neville also praised Sancho for heading abroad after leaving Manchester City three years ago.
“What these young lads have demonstrated in the last two or three years is that they aren’t going to be hoarded by these big clubs that don’t give them football matches,” he said.
“It’s been proven that lads who have moved away and shown a bit of courage to get some football have benefited from it.
“It was something at the time you questioned, ‘how can you [Sancho] leave Manchester City?’
“‘How can you turn down the opportunity?’ But they weren’t putting players in the first team Manchester City at that time and what he’s done is give himself a wonderful experience and furthered his career.”
THINK YOU KNOW SPORT? Test your sporting knowledge with our tricky quiz