Mason Greenwood signs his contract.

Greenwood signs professional contract

Manchester United's young striker Mason Greenwood has signed his first professional contract with the club.

The England Under-18 international, who turned 17 on Monday, has come through the ranks and enjoyed being part of the first-team summer tour of the United States, not only experiencing some time on the pitch but also profiting from working with Jose Mourinho and the coaches.

On his return to Neil Ryan's Academy squad, he has shown more of the same form that made him top goalscorer last term, as he was the attacking spearhead for the Under-18 Premier League North winners despite still being a schoolboy.

Mason Greenwood and Nicky Butt.
Mason Greenwood alongside Head of Academy Nicky Butt.

Greenwood has scored nine times for the Under-18s already this term, including a hat-trick in the 4-3 win over Blackburn Rovers, and the centre-forward has also provided plenty of creative influence by assisting his team-mates as well. He is joint-leading marksman in the division, along with Derby County's Jack Stretton, following a 17-goal haul in 2017/18.

The genuinely two-footed front man also found the net on his UEFA Youth League debut, in the 2-1 success at Young Boys, and scored again in Tuesday's European tie with Valencia, claiming the second in a 4-0 triumph for Nicky Butt's men.

The Yorkshire-born prospect will be looking to maintain his progress at the club in the coming months and years.

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