• Greenwood says England call is "dream come true"
  • He scored 17 goals for Man Utd last season
  • England are set to face Iceland in their Nations League opener

Manchester United wonderkid Mason Greenwood has said he wants to "break records" and be "remembered forever" after receiving his maiden England national team’s call-up.

In 2019, Greenwood made a few appearances for England’s Under-21 side. The 18-year-old made his first-team debut with Man Utd towards the end of the 2018-19 season but was still not a regular face in the senior team. Under the management of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Greenwood has emerged as a talented forward, who has become a crucial part of the current Red Devils first team. As a reward for his 17 goals in the 2019-20 season, Greenwood has been included in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the 2020-21 UEFA Nations League.

Greenwood's Man Utd teammate Marcus Rashford earlier pulled out of Nations League's upcoming matches due to an ankle injury. He was replaced by one of Man Utd's summer targets Jack Grealish, who currently captains Aston Villa.

England national team is set to kickstart Nations League by facing Iceland before traveling to Copenhagen to take on Denmark three days later.

In a conversation with BBC Sport, Greenwood has termed his England selection as "dream come true".

"Obviously, any young football player would want to break records. And if you didn't, there's something wrong. It's always nice to have visions and goals you set in your football career and that goes for virtually any England forward. Just go out there and do your best and break records and just be remembered forever, really," Greenwood further said in the BBC Sport interview.

Greenwood’s breakthrough season saw him go level with the likes of George Best, Brian Kidd, and Wayne Rooney for scoring most number of goals as a teenager in a single season for Man Utd.

Teenage kicks: 18-year-old Mason Greenwood has scored 15 times for Manchester United this season
Teenage kicks: 18-year-old Mason Greenwood has scored 15 times for Manchester United this season POOL / PETER POWELL

"The games have come so quickly and you have to be focused 100% at all times. My whole family was excited for me and it's a dream come true. It's happened quickly. You can be called on at any time and I got called in for some Europa League games early in the season and took my chances and took every game as it came and just played my football," added Greenwood, who scored 10 goals in the Premier League last season and helped Man Utd finish third in the table.