Mason Greenwood has named Daniel James and Jesse Lingard as the two funniest players in Manchester United’s squad.
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.
Man Utd have been through a lot of ups and downs recently as they battle to get back to the top of the tree in England and Greenwood claims you can always rely on James and Lingard to lighten the mood.
While playing FIFA 20 with Twitch streamer Edwin ‘Castro1021’ Castro (via the Manchester Evening News), Greenwood said: “Funniest? Dan James and Jesse. Both of them.”
And when asked which legendary player he would have most liked to have played with, Greenwood said the Brazilian Ronaldo. He added: “R9. I used to watch him when I was a kid. His stepovers and body feints.
“[He inspired me to play football] and [Wayne] Rooney as well.”
United continue to be linked with a series of big-name strikers – the latest of which is Lille striker Victor Osimhen, who is now a priority for Solskjaer – but Luke Shaw explained recently how the Red Devils can always rely on Greenwood to reach the top.
“Mason’s a joke,” United full-back Shaw told Soccer AM earlier in March. “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.”