Manchester United ‘are planning to offer Mason Greenwood a new contract in 2021’ despite 19-year-old scoring just once in Premier League this season… as Andy Cole claims the teenager can become one of the world’s best strikers
- Mason Greenwood scored 17 times for the Red Devils in a breakthrough 2019-20
- He has found it tougher this term though with just one league goal to his name
- A Covid-19 breach and lateness for training got the teenager in hot water
- However, he has regained Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s trust after five straight starts
- Former Red Devils goal machine Andy Cole thinks Greenwood can go to the top
Manchester United are planning to offer Mason Greenwood a new contract in 2021.
The development, revealed by transfer guru Fabrizio Romano on the Here We Go podcast, comes after Greenwood only put pen to paper on new terms in October 2019.
The 19-year-old has only found the back of the net once in the Premier League this season in a 3-1 win away at West Ham earlier in December.
Mason Greenwood is on the verge of signing a new five-year contract with Manchester United
Greenwood’s only Premier League goal so far this season came in a 3-1 win over West Ham
Greenwood has not yet hit the heights of last season – when he netted 17 goals in 49 games in all competitions for the Red Devils – but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a big admirer of the youngster and is keen to keep him at Old Trafford.
He was sent home from England duty along with Phil Foden after the pair broke Covid-19 restrictions by inviting two women back to their team hotel in Iceland following the Three Lions’ 1-0 win in Reykjavik.
Greenwood more recently got on the wrong side of Solskjaer after turning up late to training on several occasions.
But the striker has won back the trust of his Norwegian boss and has started the last five games for United, the most recent of which being Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup quarter-final win at Everton.
The teenager was sent home with Phil Foden after breaking Covid-19 restrictions with England
However, he has started United’s last five games having won back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s trust
Former Red Devils legend Andy Cole has backed Greenwood to propel himself into the pantheon of all-time great strikers, telling The Target Men Podcast: ‘I believe Mason Greenwood has all the attributes and all of the potential to go on to become one of the world’s best strikers within the next five years.
‘I think if Mason continues to work hard and keeps his head down, he will achieve whatever he wants to achieve in football.
‘I’m very excited to see him in a Manchester United shirt for years to come.’