Greenwood up for Premier League Player of the Month
Mason Greenwood is in the running for the Premier League’s Player of the Month award, after April’s nominations were released on Friday morning.
The 19-year-old has enjoyed a stellar few weeks with the Reds, scoring four goals in three top-flight games against Brighton, Tottenham and Burnley, before the goalless draw at Leeds, where he was arguably United’s brightest spark going forward.
Our no.11 will now be hoping to go one better and become the first teenager to be named Player of the Month since team-mate Anthony Martial won it in September 2015.
In order to do so, he will have to fend off stiff competition from the likes of United’s Jesse Lingard – nominated for a third consecutive month during his loan spell with West Ham – Kelechi Iheanacho, of Leicester, and Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Also included in the poll are Stuart Dallas (Leeds), Allan Saint-Maximin (Newcastle), Matheus Pereira (West Bromwich Albion) and Chris Wood (Burnley).
Should he win, Mason will be one of a handful of teenagers in Premier League history to be recognised as the best player in a calendar month, alongside the likes of Michael Owen, Alan Smith and Robbie Keane.
He is also bidding to become the 21st different Red to win the award, which would be a record for one club as we are currently tied on 20 with Arsenal.