Mason Greenwood reveals he is learning to train off Manchester United team-mate Edinson Cavani … as the 19-year-old striker looks to recover from a deadly form from a lockout
- Mason Greenwood scored 17 goals during the 2019-20 forward campaign
- But Manchester United are only three times ahead this season
- The 19-year-old says he learns every day from watching Edinson Cavani
- Greenwood hopes to be there and United take on Leeds on Sunday afternoon
Mason Greenwood is determined to get back to the levels reached during his remarkable season as Manchester United striker picks up suggestions from former striker Edinson Cavani.
A teenager has never done more for the Old Trafford giants in a single campaign than the 17 Greenwood filled last term – a high ranking with European Cup winners Brian Kidd, George Best and Wayne Rooney.
Greenwood was quickly relegated to the old England team but has struggled to reproduce his 2019-20 form in the opening months of the season.
Mason Greenwood is keen to recapture his form from last season when he scored 17 goals
Edinson Cavani, an experienced visiting player, has joined and Greenwood wants to learn from him
The 19-year-old has not managed three goals in 15 appearances this term but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stopped by a player who looks ready to kick again.
‘I’m happy and playing games at United, and that’s all I wanted to do as a kid,’ Greenwood said. ‘I just want to get back on the scoreboard and tackle more goals, really.
‘People are building on some of the stuff I did last season, so I have to mix my game and obviously work hard in training.
‘I know Ole and the boys behind me have helped to do that. It’s about development.
‘You always have to create new things because teams will start looking at you, as we do with video analysis and stuff like that, so you always have to have a few tricks up your sleeve. mhuin. ‘
The 19-year-old looked clearly ahead in Manchester United’s win over Sheffield United
Greenwood looked clear alongside Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford in Thursday’s attack, when the Red Devils secured a 3-2 victory at Sheffield United.
Cavani missed that game with a possible groin injury out of the pit on Sunday with Leeds rivals, but even without the 33-year-old Uruguay international he is beating his friends team.
‘Anyone can learn from it – whether it’s a young player or an older player,’ Greenwood said.
‘He’s just come here and set an example, really. I love the things he does so I’m clearly building on the little things he does.
Greenwood says he’s keeping an eye on Cavani in training for the striker’s move
‘I watch him train and I always keep an eye on him, to see what moves he’s making, so I can add to my game. So it’s a huge advantage to have him here at the club, I think.
‘You can see that his two goals against Southampton were just unbelievable. It was stuff he’s been doing for 10 to 15 years at PSG and at Napoli as well, so he’s a good football player. ‘
Greenwood are hoping to start against Leeds on Sunday, when the old rivals meet in the Premier League for the first time since February 2004.
It wasn’t even two and a half years when that last flight took place, but the Yorkshire-born man is well acquainted with the conflict.
‘I’m aware of it and have some history at United,’ Greenwood told the club ‘s media.
‘I know the important games against Leeds, there was always a big competition down at Elland Road and obviously at Old Trafford, so it will be a good game at the weekend. Obviously I played against them when I was a young kid in the kids under 13, 14, 15 and 16.
‘Before you went into the game, you always knew it was a competition like Liverpool and City. So it’s good to see them back in the Premier League so we can get a game like this, because it’s good to have competitors. ‘