Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov discussed Meymar Jr, Kylian Mbappe, and Mason Greenwood; then he claims that Manchester United teenage striker, Mason Greenwood has a better chance of reaching Messi and Ranaldo’s level.
The former Tottenham Hotspurs striker stated this in his column with Betfair, in reactions to the rise of the teenager who has scored 17 goals in all competitions this season for the Red Devils.
- No United teenager has scored more goals (17) in a single season in all competitions than Mason Greenwood.
The Bulgarian who noted that Greenwood has been impressive, especially since the Premier Leaguerestart said the young striker always gets his shots on target, and he has two good feet.
” It’s good to see he’s being given a chance to shine and play regularly, and he’s taking that chance. He’s well on the way to being a really good player, what he’s shown is unbelievable.”
Greenwood reminds me of Ronaldo
Berbatov further stated that Greenwood reminds him of former Man United star, Cristiano Ronaldo at his age with self-belief and confidence to take players on.
“They also share quickness and sharpness, he’s in a great position for his age, and as I said, he’s embraced the opportunity. He’s proving he can be a brilliant player not just now, but also in the future. If he continues on his current path, he’ll be one of the best players in the world.”
Although he admitted that Greenwood still has a long way to go before being as good as Ronaldo, Berbatov said the Englishman at the moment is doing it the right way and he’s in the best environment possible.
“He’s surrounded by a great manager, experienced players, and great people, all of whom will help him take the next steps. These days we rush too quickly to say a player is the next Maradona, Pele, Messi or Ronaldo, we should let him find his feet.
“Sometimes, when a young star comes through, it can worry other players who may lose their place, but I don’t think this is the case here and for me, players like Marcus Rashford have nothing to worry about, all three attacking players can complement each other as we’ve seen. The mix of youth and experience is good, this is all beneficial for everyone. No one should worry, they should feel joy, the competition makes you a better player, and it’s very positive for the club.”
In the light of this, Berbatov said Rashford and Greenwood can get the best out of each other in the games to come, alongside their front three partner, Anthony Martial. The trident attack according to him is so flexible, quick, adaptable.
” No one has a fixed position, they can swap positions and explore the entire final third independently. You can’t try to stop this, you must let them improvise.
“It’s important for Greenwood to stay relatively level-headed right now. He obviously knows he has the quality and a good environment around him, so it’s hard to be extremely humble, but it’s certainly easier to be more guarded than others might be. He can be as arrogant as he likes on the pitch, it will actually help him, but once the game is over you have to be respectful, and people will appreciate that and respect you more for it.