Man Utd star signs new deal as Solskjaer outlines ‘phenomenal potential’

Date published: Tuesday 16th February 2021 12:41 - Samuel Bannister

Manchester United have announced that Mason Greenwood has signed a new contract with the club.

Greenwood has emerged from the Man Utd academy to become a key member of the first team. He scored 10 goals in the Premier League last season, despite only making 12 starts.

He has already matched that number of league starts this season. Although his goal output has dropped, he still remains a big prospect.

Hence, United have put their faith in him by extending his contract until 2025. They also have the option to tie him down to a further year.

Greenwood has made more than 80 appearances for the club to date. He will get plenty of chances to add to that tally in the coming years.

The 19-year-old spoke of his enthusiasm about the new deal to the club’s official website.

“When you join the club at seven years old, you just dream of playing for the first team one day,” he 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.

“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. 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 and show everyone just what I am capable of.”

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Solskjaer reacts to new deal

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave Greenwood his senior debut in March 2019. Since then, he has kept a lot of faith in the forward.

Also speaking to the club website, Solskjaer praised Greenwood’s natural ability and attitude.

“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.

“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.

“Mason is naturally gifted and has a brilliant attitude; we know how important he is going to be for Manchester United over the coming seasons.”

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