Mason Greenwood deserves England chance after positive end to the season

Mason came out of the international break refreshed and those goals flowed.

There was the header against Brighton – a first goal of that nature since his youth team days. The late clincher at Tottenham. A matchwinning double to see off a stubborn Burnley.

Roma, Villa and Leicester all got to see what an unerring finisher Greenwood could be, as he made himself virtually undroppable. United played 13 games in April and May. Mason started 10.

The end-of-term totals may suggest regression when compared to the previous campaign: 36 starts, 12 goals, five assists. But ask the man himself, and he feels differently.

“I think I’ve done better than last season,” Greenwood told the Press Association’s Simon Peach recently. “The performances when I wasn’t scoring, I still think I was playing well. I don’t think I was playing poorly.

“The final end product might not have been there and obviously towards the end of the season it’s kicked in, but I still feel like I’ve done a lot better than I did last year.

“My goals and assists might not seem like it but in my opinion, and maybe the players around me, I feel like I’m more of a player for the team now as well.”


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