Manchester United fans found solace in Mason Greenwood‘s performance after the disappointing team display vs Rochdale.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s men had to win via penalties as they were held 1-1 at Old Trafford by League One opposition.
Greenwood had multiple chances but was kept out thanks to good goalkeeping though he eventually netted the opener.
Many believed United would then see out the match but they failed to do so and needed the penalty shootout to overcome their opponents.
Greenwood was a bright spark in an otherwise dull night and there’s no doubting he’s done enough to impress Solskjaer.
Greenwood is a fucking madness. That's all i'm going to say. RVP reincarnated. The same exact identical finish. Unfuckingbelievable.
— Ali. (@UtdAlii) September 25, 2019
Greenwood now @ManUtd joint third highest scorer this season (2). In fairness, only four players have scored.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) September 25, 2019
United fans chanting Greenwood's name to the old Jimmy Greenhoff clapping chant. He and Tuanzebe have been the best players by a distance tonight. #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) September 25, 2019
Mason Greenwood has Manchester United on his back. Another goal ✅
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) September 25, 2019
Well done to Mason Greenwood for bagging his goal, Axel Tuanzebe for being captain and Brandon Williams for his debut. Fair play to Daniel James as well for holding his nerve but let’s not kid ourselves looking for positives. There were none. #FullTimeJay
— Stretford Paddock (@StretfordPaddck) September 25, 2019
Mason Greenwood's Man of the Match speech after scoring the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Rochdale tonight… pic.twitter.com/43whmefEKQ
— Sam Jones (@SamJonesMCR) September 25, 2019
It’s believed neither will be ready in time so a lot will be resting on the 17 year old’s shoulders though ideally that wouldn’t happen.
United want to cultivate talent without putting too much pressure on their young stars, otherwise Greenwood’s career could end up being a short-lived one.
Either way, fans have one thing to look forward to if the inconsistent performances from the team continues and that is a rising star in the making playing superbly.