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Fernandes' message to Man Utd prodigy Mason Greenwood.

Mason Greenwood's clincher was his first headed goal for United. [Getty]
Mason Greenwood's clincher was his first headed goal for United. [Getty]

Bruno Fernandes believes Mason Greenwood will improve his goalscoring ratio at Manchester United as the seasons pass on.

Greenwood was the Red Devils' matchwinner against Brighton as United came from behind to beat the Seagulls 2-1 at Old Trafford in the Premier League.

Former United frontman Danny Welbeck opened the scoring for the visitors in the first half, and Ole Gunner Solskjear's boys had to dig deep before they got their reward in the second half via Marcus Rashford and Greenwood eventually headed home in the 83rd-minute.

“Everyone has to know that Mason is a young player and now everyone is starting to know how Mason is, it will become more and more difficult for him,” Fernandes told MUTV as quoted.

“It is normal. It is part of the development for him and he will learn from here so it doesn’t matter how many goals he scores; the most important thing for us is that he still helps the team and he is doing his best.

“It is important for us as a team, it doesn’t matter who scores. If Mason scores for us or not, it is important if he can do other jobs, recover balls, press, defend when we need it, make assists, create danger.

“So it is not important for him to score. He has to understand, he is such a young lad. Of course, every striker wants to score but, anyway, he will score more and more goals as the seasons pass.”

United have now sealed 25 points from losing positions this season and Bruno expressed his delight at his side's team spirit.

“It says a lot,“ he said. ”The spirit and determination is also there when we don’t concede and don’t have to come back. The spirit has to be there to not concede goals.

“If you don’t concede you are closer to winning the game, we know that and we have to keep doing our job and defending as a team and then scoring goals is the most important thing.”

Greenwood was pleased he scored his first headed goal for the club following months of training.

“It was one of my weaknesses I’d say,” he said of his heading abilities.

“To be a striker and an attacker you have got to be able to do it all and that was one area where I was weak on. With practise and help from the coaching staff, it’s obviously strengthened now and I’m bringing it on to the pitch.”

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