Manchester United's Mason Greenwood celebrates after scoring against Newcastle United at Old Trafford in December. Photo: Martin Rickett/AP
Manchester United's Mason Greenwood celebrates after scoring against Newcastle United at Old Trafford in December. Photo: Martin Rickett/AP

Odion Ighalo makes Mason Greenwood prediction

By Sports Reporter Time of article published May 2, 2020

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CAPE TOWN – On-loan Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo believes teenager Mason Greenwood is going to be a “very big” player for the club.

Greenwood has impressed in his breakthrough season for the club, scoring 12 goals from 36 outings, most of which came from the bench.

Ighalo, who joined the club on-loan in January, has been impressed by the highly-rated 18-year-old forward.

“Greenwood is a very young and exciting player,” Ighalo said in an Indtagram live chat wit Nana Aba Anamoah. “Very good player, can use both feet, left and right, he can shoot and score goals.

“He’s a player for the future for Man United. He’s doing well now but in two or three years, you’ll see he is going to be doing so well, very, very big, because he’s a very good player,” said the Nigeria international.

The Nigerian was also asked about midfielder Paul Pogba, who should be available for selection when football eventually returns from its coronavirus enforced hiatus.

“He is a nice guy. A good player. He laughs with everybody. He’s a very good guy,” Ighalo said about the French World Cup winner.

“Hopefully he will be back soon from his injury to his the ground running,” he said.

IOL Sport

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