Manchester United legend Andy Cole has heaped praises on youngster Mason Greenwood and has predicted that he will be a first-team regular under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Greenwood who came through the United Academy ranks scored his first-ever senior goal during the Europa League win over Astana in September and followed the same streak and found the back of the net against Rochdale in the Carabao Cup.
The budding striker who turned 18-years-old on Tuesday, October 2 is part of the matchday squad that travelled to the Netherlands as they prepare to take on AZ Alkmaar on Thursday night.
When asked his opinion on the teenage sensation, Andy told the club's official website: “The kid has got quality in abundance, to be fair to him.
“If he keeps working and keeps progressing, which I have no doubt he will do, it won't be too long before he is lining up for the first team on a regular basis.
“When you watch him, as a former centre-forward, you can see with your own eyes that he has two great feet. If you look at his mentality as well, he looks like he has got his head screwed on for a very young boy who has just turned 18.
“I watched him a lot during the pre-season tour and watched him quite a few times on MUTV as well, so you realise he has quality. It won't be long, it won't be very long.”
“It is a little bit of a concern, not getting that second goal when we go a goal up and can't kill the game off. So it has been a little bit disappointing but, listen, Ole and the rest of the coaching staff and team are working very hard to try to put it right. They will hit the net soon.”
“That is the way you have got to look at it. This is an opportunity to get into the Champions League next season, guaranteed if you can't get there due to our league position. You have got to go out and try to win the competition. The players out here would like to win it, no doubt.”
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