EPL: ‘Exceptional talent’ – Neville names Man United star Rangnick should play often
Gary Neville has advised the coaching crew at Manchester United to make Mason Greenwood a constant feature in the team.
He said the young England international can reach the very top of the game if the club takes care of him and provides him with regular opportunities.
Greenwood, 20, has scored five goals for United this season as he continues to build on his breakthrough season.
The 20-year-old faces plenty of tough competition for a starting spot under Ralf Rangnick, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Edinson Cavani all at the German’s disposal.
However, the German manager was able to field Ronaldo, Greenwood, Rashford and Sancho in his starting line up against Newcastle on Monday night.
The youngster was substituted in the second half and United legend Neville waxed lyrical about the club’s academy graduate, saying he deserves more time on the pitch.
“I think Greenwood has to play. For me he’s an exceptional talent,” Neville said.
“I think he can potentially play with his back to goal, he can receive on the half turn.
“I just think he has to play. The growth in him is greater than a lot of young players in the squad.
“He has so much to give. Everybody that’s a Manchester United fan, the coaching staff, everybody recognises that this could be something really special.
“Get his head right, keep him fit, keep him consistent, make sure he has good senior players around him that can basically lead him and get him on track and I think you’ve got something there that could be anything he wants to be in football.
“I think he has to be in the team to grow. He’s worthy of a goal all the time.
“At this moment in time probably more than Sancho, so for me it’s not a surprise he’s in the team it’s just if he plays the role Sancho is playing it’s something that’s very different for him.”
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