Mason Greenwood has the potential to become a world-class player and surpass the levels of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, says former Manchester United striker and club legend Andy Cole. The former England striker feels that Greenwood could be reaching the level of Wayne Rooney at Old Trafford.
Greenwood is enjoying a smashing breakout season for United, scoring 18 goals in 47 appearances across all competitions. The 18-year-old became the first teenager in the history of Manchester United to score in three consecutive games when he scored in United’s 3-0 win over Aston Villa earlier this month.
While Rashford and Martial have both scored four more goals than Rashford, Cole talks up the talent of the young striker. “He is a special talent. He’ll get better and better. He scores with his left foot and right foot. He has the potential to surpass Marcus and Anthony. I’m not even sure if he’s that fast but 16 goals at 18 is incredible. When I was his age, I wasn’t close to Arsenal’s first team. This is Wazza (Wayne Rooney) level. He wasn’t even expected to be in the team this season.”