MASON GREENWOOD has continued his rapid rise to superstardom after equalling a record set by Wayne Rooney and George Best.
The 18-year-old reached double figures for Premier League goals this season after netting in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with West Ham.
Mason Greenwood equaled a Manchester United record with his goal against West Ham
It was Greenwood’s 17th strike in all competitions – meaning he became just the fourth teenager in United’s history to reach that number in a single compaign.
He drew level with United legends George Best (1965/66), Brian Kidd (1967/68) and most recently Wayne Rooney in 2004/05.
The Red Devils still have one more match to play this season, which means Greenwood has the chance to break the record against Leicester.
The England under-21 star also became the first player to score ten Premier League goals in a season as a teenager since Romelu Lukaku in 2012/13.
Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already likened Greenwood to Rooney and tipped the youngster to surpass his own Red Devils total.
And Alan Shearer believes the United striker has the potential to break his 260 Premier League goal record.
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Speaking on BBC’s Match of the Day, he said: “A potential superstar.
“I think in 12 or 13 years time, we could be talking about a Premier League record goalscorer.
“I know there’s so many things that can happen in someone’s career. But I think he’s that good.”
Wayne Rooney was the last English teenager to score ten Premier League goals in a single season
George Best became the first United teenager to hit 17 strikes
By: Joe Brophy
Title: Mason Greenwood matches George Best and Wayne Rooney teenager record with vital Man Utd goal against West Ham
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Published Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 12:52:34 +0000