Former Manchester Untied player has admits that the Man United young striker is a natural goal scorer
An ex-United player has been hugely impressed with Greenwood in Manchester United, who he believes is a “natural goalscorer” that is talented.
Lee Sharpe has compared the young striker to current Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, praising his ability to strike the ball cleanly.
The English professional footballer signed his first professional contract at Old Trafford in October 2018, after long wait in the club’s youth level.
The 18-year old has netted seven times for the Red Devils in 20 appearances across all competitions this season, with most of those coming as a substitute, but he is now hoping to secure a spot in Ole Gunnar’s starting XI as United chase down a top-four Premier League finish.
The England U21 international will be back in contention to feature when the Red Devils host Newcastle on Boxing Day, where they will be looking to bounce back from a shock 2-0 defeat at Watford on Sunday.
“He’s been phenomenal. Every top team in the world are craving a goal scorer. He just looks a natural at it,” Sharpe told Love Sport Radio. Sharpe said.
“He’s very Solskjær-esque if you like. He’s very cool, he’s very calm. He doesn’t snatch at the ball when he’s in and around the box. When he gets half a yard he strikes through it and strikes it clean. He hits the target the majority of the time.”
When asked if he would like to see Greenwood granted a more prominent role at this early stage of his career, Sharpe responded: “He’s got unbelievable potential. At the moment I think it’s difficult to put him in with Rashford, who’s playing so well, and Martial playing so well.
“I suppose you could play him on the right and chop and change him and [Daniel] James at times. But I also understand that Ole doesn’t want to throw him into the deep end too often and wants to bleed him in rather than throw him in.
“It’s a tough one for Ole to leave him out but I can see why he’s doing that and trying to take his time with him. He’s got unbelievable ability.”
The Red Devils must get back to winning ways against Newcastle in order to stay within sight of fourth-place Chelsea, as they curently sit 8th in the EPL table with 1 point behind Tottenham.
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Solskjaer will then start preparing his players for a trip to Turf Moor for their Premier League clash against Burnley on December 28, three days before United are due to open their 2020 schedule against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium.