Mason Greenwood: Fans hail youngster as new Van Persie after Newcastle win

Mason Greenwood: Fans hail youngster as new Van Persie after Newcastle win

- Mason Greenwood has been impressive for Man United whenever afforded a chance to play

- The teenage sensation has now scored 10 goals in all competitions this season

- Mason's goalscoring skills has seen fans hail him as ‘The new Van Persie'

Manchester United fans believe Mason Greenwood has all the qualities of being the next Robin van Persie at the club.

The 18-year-old has in the recent past been impressive for the Old Trafford side due to his incisive and razor-sharp goalscoring skills.

Mason was in scintillating form in his first Premier League start against visiting Newcastle on Boxing Day.

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He got on the scoresheet in the 41st minute, hitting a stunner past Martin Dubravka from just outside the area which rocketed into the net via a slight deflection.

The goal left fans gushing over the 18-year-old, with many hailing him as the ‘new Robin van Persie.'

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One recalled: “Mason Greenwood reminds me so much of Robin Van Persie. Great left foot and good positioning. An eyes for goal.”

Mason Greenwood: Fans hail youngster as new Van Persie after he shone against Newcastle

Robin van Persie enjoyed a fairy-tale first season at United, scoring 30 goals in 48 games to help the club win their 20th league title. Photo: Getty Images.
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A second added: “Greenwood is the new Van Persie oh my god the kid is a natural, really gifted.”

We just got a van Persie in Mason Greenwood. #mufc #MUNNEW,” a third claimed.

One more exclaimed: “Every Greenwood goal reminds me of Robin Van Persie. Exciting talent.”

The goal took Greenwood's tally to 10 goals in all competitions for the Red Devils so far this season.

Mason Greenwood: Fans hail youngster as new Van Persie after he shone against Newcastle

Greenwood has been impressive for Man United whenever afforded a chance to play. Photo: Getty Images.
Source: Getty Images

He will be hoping to keep his place when United take on Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday evening, December 28.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Man United vs Newcastle ended 4-1 in favour of the Red Devils as they return to winning ways in the Premier League.

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Anthony Martial scored a brace as Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford also got the scoresheet to cancel out Matthew Longstaff's early strike

The Magpies got off to a flying start in the 17th minute as Joelinton held off Harry Maguire to set up Longstaff for the finish to make it 1-0.

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