Mason Greenwood.

Mason reveals his motto as he aims for more

Mason Greenwood has revealed his motto as the youngster aims to break new ground when FC Copenhagen provide the opposition in Monday night’s UEFA Europa League quarter-final.

The teenager has still to score a header for the first team, although he managed it in the Under-18s, and this is one of the things he wants to improve on, as he constantly demands more of himself.

That said, United, as a team, have still to net a header throughout the successful European campaign to date so it would be good timing to have one in the do-or-die date with the Danes in Cologne.

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Mason Greenwood.
Lots of Mason Greenwood goals but no headers - yet!

When asked by UEFA.com about the best piece of advice he has ever received, the striker replied: “Just, you can always do better, and there’s no limit. You can always get better; you can always go the extra mile. There’s no stopping, you can always be a better player.

“And obviously, at this club you’ve got some of the best players in the world, so that speaks for itself, really. So, that’s the motto I go by: you can always get better and you can always be better.”

Mason was pushed on what he could improve in his game and said: “In my area, I think in headed goals. I’ve not scored a headed goal in the first team this season. So, hopefully, it would be nice to get one of them before the Europa League finishes.”

Greenwood is our top scorer in the competition, with five goals in seven appearances, but he sat out the second-leg win over LASK last week. So it will be interesting to see if he is recalled for the Copenhagen clash.

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“It would be amazing [to lift the trophy],” he said. “It’s something that I’ve dreamed of, and obviously, we’ve got Brandon [Williams], Jimmy [James Garner], Ethan [Laird], and Teden [Mengi] in the squad now, so obviously, to win a trophy with them, as I’ve played with them in the youth team – all the way up from when I was younger, about eight or 10 it would be – it would be amazing to have a trophy with them and to win my first trophy here, it would be good.”

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