Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has found next star ‘like Cristiano Ronaldo’

Manchester United hero Dimitar Berbatov believes the club may have found their next Cristiano Ronaldo in Mason Greenwood. The youngster has enjoyed a breakthrough season at Old Trafford and was electric in the win against Brighton earlier this week.

Berbatov thinks his performance was reminiscent of the Portuguese and thinks Greenwood has a huge future.

The 18-year-old has netted 14 goals in all competitions this season and has given Ole Gunnar Solskjaer another option.

Greenwood has been starting from the right-hand side and cutting in on his left foot to great effect.

Berbatov told the Mirror: “Greenwood, against Brighton, was like Ronaldo.

“His left foot is unbelievable along with his vision, I don’t think many signings are needed to take United to that next level.

“They need to be really classy players to make the difference, someone who is going to be better than the current squad of players.”

United boss Solskjaer is excited about the progress Greenwood has made at the club this season.

“He’s getting better,” he said.

“You can see clearly that he’s maturing and improving, he’s only 18 still so we will see more from him.

“I’ve said it throughout the year that as long as we can get him faced up in and around the box he’ll create chances for us but in this game his hold-up play and his link-up play and general movement was fantastic as well.

“It’s great when he can go inside and outside, both to his left and right.

“He’s a special talent, a special kid that we are going to look after, try to develop into a top top player.

“He’s doing well now but he is still young and has things to learn. He knows that but we have a special talent there we have to nurture.”

Greenwood will eventually hope to be used in a more central role.

Anthony Martial is currently the number one striker at United but Solskjaer also has Marcus Rashford, Odion Ighalo and Greenwood who can all play in that position.

United return to action on Saturday in the Premier League when they take on Brighton (3pm).

The Red Devils are competing with Chelsea, Leicester and Wolves for two places in the top four and Champions League qualification next season.

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