Green­wood’s so grate­ful to fel­low Reds

Manchester Evening News - - SPORT - By RICHARD FAY [email protected] @RichFay

MA­SON Green­wood has thanked Juan Mata, Daniel James and An­thony Martial for the help they have given him since mak­ing a break­through at United.

The 18-year-old academy striker made his de­but for the club un­der

Ole Gun­nar Sol­sk­jaer last season be­fore shin­ing on pre-season and es­tab­lish­ing him­self as a key mem­ber of the first-team squad.

Green­wood has car­ried his im­pres­sive youth level form into se­nior duty and is cur­rently United’s sec­ond-high­est scorer this season hav­ing net­ted seven goals across all com­pe­ti­tions.

The teenager scored a bril­liant goal at the week­end draw with Ever­ton in the Premier League, and he has three team-mates to thank for help­ing him make the trans­for­ma­tion so ef­fort­lessly.

“Ob­vi­ously, it’s tough play­ing at the top level but it’s good to have all the other lads help­ing you out on the pitch,” Green­wood told United Re­view.

“It’s like you never feel alone. If you make a mis­take, it’s okay be­cause ev­ery­one makes mis­takes. I would say all the other lads help you – be­fore the game, they are gee­ing you up and ev­ery­thing.

“I sit next to Juan [Mata], Dan James and An­thony Martial in the dress­ing room so they are the main ones who help me out a lot. But all the lads are re­ally nice and help­ful.”

Green­wood made his first Premier League start of the season ear­lier in the month as his side de­feated Jose Mour­inho’s Tot­ten­ham, and the 18-year-old ad­mits that vic­tory rep­re­sented his hard­est test yet in the first-team.

He added: “It makes you feel good know­ing you’ve ac­tu­ally played against Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur in a Premier League game, and started,” said Green­wood. “It helps your be­lief.

“Tot­ten­ham was prob­a­bly my hard­est game so far. I found my­self in pock­ets though and was get­ting on the ball in space and turn­ing and run­ning and pass­ing. It was a bit of both and it was hard some­times but, at other times, it was okay, I would say. We were work­ing hard for each other and got the win. We de­served it as well.”

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