Manchester United fans react to Mason Greenwood’s display vs Leeds United

Some Manchester United fans on Twitter were hugely impressed with Mason Greenwood who led the line against Leeds United in the Premier League opener.

The 19-year-old was picked ahead of Anthony Martial up front on Saturday, and he produced a lively performance, capped with the club’s second goal in the 5-1 win.

Greenwood managed five take-ons against the Whites. He scored at a timely period for United, considering Leeds had just equalised early in the second half.

The teenager made a superb counter-attacking run from a splendid Paul Pogba pass. He scored from a tight angle with his left foot, beating Illan Meslier at the far post.

Pogba and Bruno Fernandes earned most of the plaudits yesterday after bagging four assists and a hat-trick respectively against Marcelo Bielsa’s side.

However, some of the club’s faithful praised their graduate, who looks set to have a bright future ahead in the centre-forward position.

Twitter reactions:

There has been much speculation where Greenwood could play after the club decided to sign Jadon Sancho on a club-record deal from Borussia Dortmund.

In Cavani’s absence, he was tasked with leading the line that he has done very rarely in the Premier League. Greenwood has shown that he is ready for the role.

If he keeps on performing at the same level, the £75,000-a-week star stands a good chance of cementing his spot ahead of Edinson Cavani and Martial.

Stats from Transfermarkt.com and WhoScored.com

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