Luke Shaw offers advice to Man Utd rising star Mason Greenwood

Manchester United Training Session

Greenwood has hit the ground running in United’s first team (Picture: Getty Images)

Luke Shaw says Mason Greenwood can go on to become a Manchester United legend if he ignores the hype surrounding his outstanding performances.

The 18-year-old has made a dramatic impact for United’s first team, scoring 15 goals across all competitions in a breakthrough season.

Greenwood worked on his physique in the gym over the extended break and has netted three goals and an assist in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side’s last two Premier League games.

And if he can avoid getting swept away by the increased attention on him, Shaw believes the teenager could cement his place as a United great in the future.


‘The growth that Mason has made in the last year-and-a-half he has been in and around the first team is amazing,’ Shaw told Sky Sports.

‘For me personally, I feel like he has turned from a kid to a man in such short time and now he’s understanding what this league is about.

Shaw believes in Greenwood's abilities

Shaw has a lot of faith in his young team-mate (Picture: Getty Images)

‘He has grown in size, he has got stronger and he is not fragile anymore. [Before, he] could be pushed off the ball.

‘The most important thing I would say for him is ignore the hype, ignore what people are saying, just focus on yourself, keep doing what he’s doing and there is no reason why he can’t become a very important player for Manchester United in the future.

He can become a United legend, no doubt about it.’

United’s 5-2 league win over Bournemouth on Saturday took them to within two points of fourth-placed side Chelsea in the race for Champions League qualification.

Despite cementing their place in the FA Cup semi-finals where they will face the Blues and still competing for the Europa League, Shaw maintains their league campaign is the priority.

‘Top four – Champions League next season – is the biggest for us,’ Shaw added.

Solskjaer is a big fan of Greenwood

Solskjaer has shown a lot of faith in Greenwood (Picture: Getty Images)

‘Manchester United is one of the biggest clubs in the world. We need to be in the biggest competitions and I think the games we have left, they are winnable.

‘If you look at the start of the season, I think these are games that we didn’t get points in or struggled in.

‘Hopefully, we have turned our fortunes around and we have learnt from what we weren’t doing back then and we feel confident with our run-in that we can get maximum points and I don’t see why we can’t.’

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