December 1, 2021

Mason Greenwood signs new long-term deal with Manchester United

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Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood has signed a contract extension until 2025 with the English club, which also includes an option for a further year. The 19-year-old youngster has been with the club since the age of seven at United’s youth academy, scoring 21 goals in 82 games and making his senior debut for England before the Premier League restart in 2020.

At the age of 17 years and 156 days, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer handed Greenwood his first-team debut in March 2019. Until then, Greenwood became United’s youngest-ever goalscorer in European competition. In most, EPL predictions, the youngster proved that he is worthy of being known with his 17 goals in all competitions during the 2019-20 season.

“Mason is a fantastic talent and yet another fine example of the type of player that our academy produces,” Solskjaer said. “He has made great progress this season, showing real maturity and adaptability to his game, which has seen him develop into one of the best young players in the country.” According to reports, Greenwood’s deal is worth “in the region of £75,000 per week”.

Greenwood made his international debut along with Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden during England’s 1-0 Nations League win over Iceland last September. “Whilst it is easy for people outside of the club to forget that Mason is just 19, it is our job as coaches to ensure he reaches his phenomenal potential and every step we take is to help him along that path,” the United boss added.

“When you join the club at seven years old, you just dream of playing for the first-team one day,” Greenwood said. “I’ve worked so hard to reach this level and the last two years have been amazing. There is so much that I want to achieve in the game and I know that this is the perfect environment to play my football.” He has scored four times in 29 appearances across all competitions this season.

“With the support from the manager, his coaching staff and so many great players to learn from; I know that I am developing every single day,“ he added. “There is a lot more to come from myself and this team and I am so committed to working hard week in, week out to help the group achieve success. I want to repay the club for the support that everyone has given me over the years.”

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