Manchester United youngster Mason Greenwood has put ink to paper on a new contract that will ground him at Old Trafford until June 2025 with an option of a one-year extension.
The teenage Englishman broke through the ranks under club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the 2019/2020 season becoming the club’s youngest-ever goalscorer in European competition and raking up 82 appearances so far for the club he joined at a tender age of seven.
“When you join the club at seven years old, you just dream of playing for the first-team one day. I’ve worked so hard to reach this level and the last two years have been amazing. There is so much that I want to achieve in the game and I know that this is the perfect environment to play my football.” the nineteen year old told the club website manutd.com before pledging to repay the club for the support they have all given him over the years.
Manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was full of praises for his player as he is impressed with the progress the young Englishman has made this season, showing real maturity and adaptability to his game, that has seen him develop into one of the best young players in the country creating a selection headache for the Three Lions coach Gareth Southgate.
“Whilst it is easy for people outside of the club to forget that Mason is just 19, it is our job as coaches to ensure he reaches his phenomenal potential and every step we take is to help him along that path.” added the 1999 Uefa Champions League hero who believes Mason’s brilliant attitude and talent will be important as United moves to reclaim its position among Europe’s crèm de la crèm a class the arguably haven’t been part of since former gaffer Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement
Since making his senior debut in a brief cameo as a substitute against Paris Saint-Germain, in the Champions League in March 2019, Greenwood has scored 21 goals for Manchester United icing this achievement with a call-up to the England National team.