Mason Greenwood | Match Discussion thread 2020/21

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Yep lovely movements to setup the shot gets the defender off balance then gets it away quickly and the keeper can't get it looked like it did take a fortunate bobble.

Good to get off the mark I really think he could become a top class wide player if he properly learns the position.

He's so dangerous when he gets a bit of space wide facing a full back one vs one as they don't know what way he'll go and if he gets them in the box they really are snookered.
 

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Said this on various threads over the past few years, this lad is the best talent I think I have ever seen, at 18 and from watching him in the youth team.

Not only his goal last night but the Rashford assist was very tidy, he has to start on saturday.
 

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Yeah Ole basically said he didn't start the first game as he wanted to ease him back in and maybe it was a bit of a punishment for his behaviour in the England setup even though publicly Ole has supported him and looked after him.

All about staying injury free and just keep adding bits to the your game.
 

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Do we think he will cement that right side as his own ? I know a lot depends on if we get a RW in this window of course.

Could we even see him budge Martial out of the side and be the focal point of our attack in years to come ?
 

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I have no doubt that he eventually pushes Martial out of the central spot.
 

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In the event we don't get a right flank player then he has to be first choice however I believe his long term future is at centre forward
 

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Yeah I can see pro's and con's of him in the middle.

Think physically he will need more of a presence to go in the middle learn how to hold up the ball and protect it playing back to goal.

He'd have less time facing goal playing in the centre but no doubt he's got the finishing ability it's has he got the other parts of the game.

Out wide I think he's just got all the attributes to be a big goal scorer from wide positions probably needs to work a bit more on his creativity not really one for an assist is little Mason but being both footed is terrifying for a full back.
 

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I think his trajectory will be that of RVP who he’s been likened to many times. He learns his trade out wide and then moves into the centre. The headed chance he had vs Burnley showed he still has work to do on that area. I think he’s fine where he is right now but I fully expect him to become a superstar.
 

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I think his trajectory will be that of RVP who he’s been likened to many times. He learns his trade out wide and then moves into the centre. The headed chance he had vs Burnley showed he still has work to do on that area. I think he’s fine where he is right now but I fully expect him to become a superstar.

Yeah my only thing with that was RVP clearly had the frame of a striker he was a bit gangly but he filled out over time before going into the middle it was the same for Henry. Greenwood did some good work in the gym over lockdown put on a bit of muscle which will help him but he's not particularly tall and even with the changes to modern football to by that number 9 now you still need a physical presence. Not Lukaku levels but you need to be able to go 2 vs 1 against the centre backs and not be pushed around.

That's my only concern with him in the middle does he have that back to goal part of his game.
 

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No and that's why I think we tried to sign Haaland before he went to Dortmund as he was such an obvious superstar talent but we missed out there. Off topic but Dortmund is starting to feel a bit like watching Bullseye "lets look at what you could've won."

I think Ole is happy with Martial but he knows there's things he can't do. So I think he'd like an alternative who plays the number 9 role a bit more back to goal but he hasn't quite found that player yet. Ighalo was a short term fix so I think he's still in the market for a striker with a bit more penalty box presence and physical side to his game.
 

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Rumours that he was dropped yesterday for going out drinking with Brandon Williams.

Just rumours but if true these two need to smarten up they are young lads who will make mistakes but they need to learn from them.
 

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More rumours, turned up late for training.

I hope he's not developing an attitude, he can go Rashford, or Morrison
 

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Given the start he’s had would be a shame for him to lose focus and not make the most of it.

I trust Ole to make the right calls he’s used to working with young players let’s hope the message gets through and this is just a minor bump in the road.

Lateness is something football clubs just won’t stand for as there’s no excuse for it.
 

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