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Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp claims that Nicky Butt told him Mason Greenwood is “the best young player he’s ever seen” at Manchester United.
Greenwood has scored 12 goals in 35 appearances in all competitions – although only 15 of those have been starts.
Redknapp has revealed that Butt, who is the head of first-team development at Old Trafford, thinks Greenwood is the best talent he’s seen in his 29 years at the club.
Redknapp told Sky Sports: “I remember talking to Nicky Butt about eight months ago and he said Mason Greenwood was the best young player he’s ever seen at Manchester United. That is some statement considering all the players they’ve produced, like the Class of ’92. There’s nothing he can’t achieve with his pace and power.”
When asked who was the best rising talent in the Premier League, Neville responded: “I would say Mason Greenwood. He can be anything he wants to be. He just looks like he’s got such great composure and quality. He’s great physically as well. If he continues to emerge like he’s shown at times this season I think Manchester United have got the real deal there.”