• A Man Utd coach has revealed how Greenwood has left everyone amazed at the club
  • Greenwood has scored 12 goals this season already
  • He could start Man Utd's next Premier League match

Mason Greenwood has astounded Manchester United’s coaches with his ability to use both feet and the extra methodical work he puts in his training sessions.

The 18-year-old forward is pushing for a regular place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad having scored 12 goals in 37 matches in the ongoing campaign, including five goals in the Premier League. He came off the bench in Man Utd’s recent fixture against Tottenham. He nearly scored during the final minutes but the shot ended up being just shy of the target but in the little time he played for Man Utd against Spurs, he made a difference with his performance.

Courtesy of that, it is believed that the teenager could start for the Red Devils when they take on Sheffield United in their next Premier League match. Placed fifth in the Premier League table, Solskjaer's side is fighting for the final Champions League spot for the next season.

Man Utd’s Under-23s assistant coach Quinton Fortune, in an interview, has revealed why Solskjaer is the ideal manager for an extraordinary talent like Greenwood.

“Mason is fortunate he’s got Ole as a manager. Obviously, there’s all the coaches he’s had through his youth-team career but he couldn’t ask for a better manager because Ole’s done it at the highest level,” the former midfielder said, according to Man Utd’s official website.

Mason Greenwood (right) and Marcus Rashford (left) both scored in Manchester United's 4-1 win over Newcastle
Mason Greenwood (right) and Marcus Rashford (left) AFP / Paul ELLIS

Fortune, who worked with Greenwood for much of last season, also disclosed the time when he asked Greenwood if he was okay when the young lad did some unbelievable stuff in the training sessions.

“There’s not many players in world football that are able to go both ways like Mason does. Equally, left and right foot, he’s ridiculous. I thought he was left-footed and then he takes penalties with his right! And I’ve seen him take a free-kick with his right foot, his left foot. I’m like ‘what’s wrong with you!? Just pick one! Are you okay?’ This is how amazing Mason is and why he’s a little bit different,” Fortune added.

The former South African soccer player, who also played for Man Utd and Athletico Madrid during his playing days, also lauded Greenwood for putting in efforts to analyze his game.

“I’m walking through the building at the Aon Training Complex and there’s a computer room where the analyst team work. Mason was in there, looking at games and how he can do better. He’s on it. He’s just a natural. He’s an unbelievable finisher. He’s the real deal,” added Fortune.