Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen has heaped praise on Mason Greenwood following the Red Devils’ Europa League win over Kazakh side Astana.
The 17-year-old started in a team full of youngsters and made his mark by scoring the goal that proved to be the difference between the two sides.
“He’ll have a part to play in the Premier League no question,” said Owen.
“His goal record at youth level is phenomenal. In my mind he’s gonna be a proper Manchester United player for a long, long time.”
It was a well taken goal from Greenwood, slotting the ball between the keepers’ legs with a shot from inside the box.
“Stay fit, stay healthy, and the sky is the absolute limit for him,” said Hargreaves.
“He can be anything he wants, top scorer in the Premier League one day. I’m excited to see he’s able to decide a Europa League game at 17.”
“For a young player to have that composure in the box, he’s gonna be a top player.”
“The problem is sometimes you play with a raft of changes,”said Owen.
“He’s doing this on a weekly basis, playing with these players. He’s desperate now to start with the big boys. They will feed him even better balls, and he’ll quickly prove he’s good enough to play in the first team already.”
“It’s all a mental thing now. He’s good enough. He’ll think a bit differently to a lot of the players tonight because he’s probably been carrying the youth team.”
“As soon as he starts playing regularly for Manchester United he’ll be in the England squad.”
Manchester United will travel to West Ham for their upcoming Premier League fixture on Sunday.