'I am sure he is going to be a top player'
Mason Greenwood signed a new long-term contract on Friday and, here, the boss explains why he can be a top player...
It’s been a great start to Mason’s professional career and now he’s going to be here long term… Yeah, he’s a boy that we really believe is going to be important for us in the future and, to sign him now, is great for us but it must be great for the boy as well, to know that we believe in him and the future is here. He’s an exceptional goalscorer but he’s young and he’s learning. He’s a footballer who just wants to improve and I can’t wait to keep working with him. He’s only a teenager but do you think he’s got the tools to flourish at this massive club? Yeah, we’ve been watching him all through the years and he’s taken every level [in his stride] and now he’s stepped into the first-team environment and been very positive. Of course, he’s a young boy so it’s a new everyday life for him. He trains harder and has got to concentrate more so there’s ups and downs, the same as all kids, but I am sure he is going to be a top player for us. As an excellent former United striker yourself, do you appreciate the gifts he has in terms of his finishing? He’s a goalscorer. He scores a different variety of goals – right foot, left foot and has great movement with strikes outside the box and inside the box. He needs to improve his heading, he knows that and I’m onto him about this, but he can score all types of goals.