Despite Manchester United’s defeat to Leicester City at Old Trafford this evening, Mason Greenwood was able to continue his upward trajectory and fine form.
After a quiet and at times troubled start to the season, in which he was embroiled in a Covid quarantine-flouting controversy that saw him banished from Gareth Southgate’s England squad, the young England striker has found his groove and has been the most prolific goalscorer in the Premier League in recent weeks.
Mason has scored six Premier League goals since the start of April, a feat that nobody in the league has bettered.
Mason Greenwood has scored 6 Premier League goals since the beginning of last month, no player has scored more in that period.
Continues his fine form in front of goal. ???? pic.twitter.com/sXYkwNSOOk
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) May 11, 2021
The youngster has hit a purple patch that has seen him score against Brighton, Spurs, twice against Burnley, against Aston Villa and twice against today’s opponents Leicester, with an assist thrown in as well against Spurs.
Greenwood has already surpassed Wayne Rooney’s record of goals scored as a teenager for United and with his 20th birthday not being until October 1st, he will have plenty of opportunities to increase his record even further.
Most goals for Man United as a teenager:
✅Mason Greenwood – 17 goals
✅Wayne Rooney – 15 goals
✅Marcus Rashford – 13 goals
— Football Talent Scout – Jacek Kulig (@FTalentScout) May 11, 2021
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reaping the rewards of playing the 19 year old sparingly earlier in the campaign. He is now arguably looking a better option than the struggling Marcus Rashford to start the Europa league final against Villareal on May 26th although it would be out of character for the manager to make such a call, regardless of form.