Shaw on how ‘joke’ Mason Greenwood stunned Man Utd teammates

Date published: Sunday 1st March 2020 10:01 - James Marshment

Luke Shaw has branded Manchester United teammate Mason Greenwood a “joke” and claims the talented youngster has all the ability to reach the very top of the game.

The 18-year-old is enjoying his breakthrough season at Old Trafford having come through their academy ranks and has been selected a number of times by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer given the club’s lack of options in attack.

Greenwood has so far featured in 34 games for United, scoring an impressive 11 goals, with four of those notches coming in the Europa League.

And while United continue to be linked with a series of big-name strikers – the latest of which, Raul Jimenez, who appears to have opened the door on a move to Old Trafford – Shaw believes the Red Devils can always rely on Greenwood to reach the top.

While discussing Greenwood, who is the only player to have 5* weak foot on FIFA 20, Shaw opened up on his impact with the senior squad at Old Trafford.

“Mason’s a joke,” United full-back Shaw told Soccer AM. “Sometimes he’ll take a free-kick with his right, sometimes he’ll take a corner with his left.

“In penalties the other day, he just took it with whatever foot he felt like.

“100 per cent he’s as good with both feet. He’s so composed and confident that he can use whatever foot he wants.

“Honestly, you wouldn’t really know what foot he is, and when he first came into [first-team] training, the lads were like ‘what’s this guy doing?’



“None of us really knew and obviously he’s just as good with both feet, so we were all shocked.

“It just shows the ability that he has and he’s still so young, he’s still got so much to learn.”


Shaw dreaming of Euro 2020 call-up

United tackle Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon hoping to continue a good run of form that has seen hopes of a top-four finish rekindled.

That has coincided with Shaw finding what many see as his best form in a United shirt, appearing solid as a left-back and also impressing when deployed on the left of a back three in recent games.

And the former Southampton man, who recently became a dad, admits he’s dreaming of an England place at Euro 2020.

“I’m happy but the most important thing is obviously the win and three points,” Shaw said.

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“But I feel really good and the team felt really good today, especially second half, so we need to keep things going.

“We’re working hard in training and we’re all enjoying it, so we need to just keep going and keep closing the gap.

“I’m really enjoying it at the moment, and I’m happy to play anywhere the manager wants me to play.

“I’m really enjoying that sort of left of the three, but I’ll play anywhere and the most important thing is to help the team and to enjoy football.”

In other United news, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained how January signing Bruno Fernandes has lifted everyone’s mood at Old Trafford.


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