Gary Neville: Greenwood is the real deal & a better finisher than Rashford

Gary Neville: Greenwood is the real deal & a better finisher than Rashford

Mason Greenwood has all the qualities of a "top centre-forward", according to Gary Neville, who believes that the teenager is already a "better finisher" than Marcus Rashford.

The 18-year-old grabbed his seventh goal of the season in a Premier League clash with Everton at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Greenwood's low drive in the 77th minute cancelled out Victor Lindelof's first-half own goal to earn United an important 1-1 draw, which keeps them in the hunt for a top-four finish.

The Red Devils struggled to find a way through Everton's stubborn rearguard until Greenwood came off the bench in the second period, living up to his reputation as one of English football's brightest young prospects once again.

Greenwood now has more goals to his name across all competitions this term than first-choice centre-forward Anthony Martial, who has struggled for form and fitness over the last few months.

At the moment, Rashford is United's top goalscorer on 13, but Neville has described Greenwood as the "real deal", insisting the academy starlet is already ahead of his club colleagues when it comes to "composure" in front of goal.

"I like Greenwood a lot," he told Sky Sports. "The composure that he shows at such a young age, his great physical presence.

"The way in which he finishes is that of a top centre-forward. Sometimes when you see a young player in front of goal, they panic a bit and snatch at things - [Daniel] James and [Jesse] Lingard do that quite a lot.

"But I'd say Greenwood is a better finisher than Rashford - and that's saying something. He really does look the real deal. I think Solskjaer knows that and he's going to bleed him in."

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