Scholes predicts Greenwood to outshine Rashford in one key area

Date published: Friday 8th November 2019 9:50

Paul Scholes has said that he thinks Mason Greenwood will become a “better goalscorer” than fellow Manchester United attacker Marcus Rashford following the former’s impressive performance on Thursday.

Greenwood became the youngest player in United’s history to score and assist in a single European game against Partizan Belgrade on Thursday, as the Red Devils moved onto 10 points in Group L of the Europa League.

The 18-year-old’s latest achievement represents a second milestone in a matter of months, after the forward became United‘s youngest goalscorer in European competition against Astana in September.

Speaking to BT Sport, Scholes said Greenwood has already convinced him that he can become a more clinical goalscorer than Rashford.

“If Marcus lacks anything it’s a little bit of composure in front of goal,” the pundit said. “I think Greenwood will eventually be a better goalscorer than Marcus.



“But [Rashford’s] all round play has been brilliant. He’s probably a scorer of great goals rather than a great goalscorer.

“He lacks that bit of composure but he’s still a young player and I think that will come.”

United return to Premier League action on Sunday when they host Brighton at Old Trafford.

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