Manchester United Have New Transfer Dilemma After Mason Greenwood Contract Extension
Manchester United have new transfer dilemma after Mason Greenwood contract extension.
Man Utd forward Mason Greenwood has signed a new long-term at Old Trafford – but one question still remains over his development. If Manchester United fans needed a pick -me-up after the heartbreak of a dismal Valentine’s Day draw with West Brom, they certainly got one on Tuesday.
News of Mason Greenwood’s new long-term deal at Old Trafford was further evidence of the project being built by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the teenage forward’s impact at the club far more than just a first -team fling.
It was less than two years ago when Greenwood made his United debut, beginning his long-term relationship with the squad on an unforgettable night in Paris. Already a first -team regular at the tender age of 19, with 82 appearances and 21 goals under his belt the future is certainly bright for Greenwood, despite enduring a somewhat difficult second season in the senior set -up.
“There are always lots of things to improve on and do better,” the Bradford-born forward admitted upon signing his new deal, which will see him stay with the club until at least June 2025, with the option of an additional year. His main object? To win trophies. Like so many in this United side the main priority is to start adding silverware to their personal trophy cabinets and have something to show for the steady progress which has been made over the past two seasons. Greenwood is nothing short of a generational talent having already established himself as one of the Premier League’s deadliest strikers, with his unique ambipedal approach which sees him deadly with either foot. All while still being a teenager. However, there is one question mark which is faintly etched next to Greenwood’s name. Where will he play in the long run?
Ever since he joined the club as a seven -year -old the plan has been for Greenwood to play as a centre -forward, mainly due to his selfish streak in goal and relentless desire to score goals. Yet due to United’s almost perpetual right wing issues he’s been forced to play out on the wing. It’s given him the opportunity to accelerate his development with regular playing time at a senior level, but at the cost of his own development as a lethal striker. With age on his side there is still plenty of time for Greenwood to carve out a reputation as the best No. 9 in the Premier League – and with Edinson Cavani to mentor him there is still no better place for the teenager to be.
Even so there is now the added issue of Amad’s arrival last month, with the fellow teenager viewed for a long-term role on the right wing. He will need plenty of time to settle before he is given a serious run in the first -team, but when he is up to speed there will be one less attacking role for Greenwood to play in.
Throw into the equation United’s long-term desire to sign a new centre -forward and it puts another unenviable hurdle in front of Greenwood as he looks to build upon his incredible potential to become one of the greats of the modern game. The United academy graduate deserves huge credit for being a regular in the Premier League at such a young age, but taking that next step in his career will determine just how successful his Old Trafford legacy is to become.