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Man Utd news: Gary Neville compares Mason Greenwood to Robin van Persie


Mason Greenwood celebrates after scoring Manchester United’s opener against Brighton (Picture: Getty)

Gary Neville compared Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood to Premier League legend and former Red Devils striker Robin van Persie after his goal against Brighton on Tuesday.

Greenwood, 18, justified his inclusion in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting line-up at the Amex Stadium by firing the visitors ahead on 16 minutes.

The teenage forward has now scored 14 goals in all competitions this season and Neville believes he is becoming an undroppable member of the squad.

Van Persie scored 58 goals in 105 appearances for Manchester United, helping the club win the Premier League title after his controversial move from Arsenal.


Speaking after Greenwood cut in from the right before slotting home with his left foot against Brighton, Neville told Sky Sports: ‘Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, his manager, was a master at this.

‘Straight away he’s justified his selection on that right-hand side. It’s getting to the point now where it will be impossible to leave him out.

‘He reminds me so much of Robin van Persie when he cuts in onto that left foot. The composure and the technique.’

Bruno Fernandes doubled Manchester United’s advantage 13 minutes later with a deflected shot from the outside of the box.

More to follow…


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