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Man Utd legend hails Mason Greenwood.

Greenwood has scored 12 goals in all competitions for United. [Getty]
Greenwood has scored 12 goals in all competitions for United. [Getty]

Ex-Manchester United star Quinton Fortune has heaped praise on Mason Greenwood, saying the youngster is a "ridiculous" talent. The 18-year-old worked his way into manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Red Devils squad this season and is the youngest player to start a Premier League game for 20-time champions. However, Man Utd’s Under-23s assistant boss Fortune says the forward is "the real deal" and will cause the English top-flight defenders a lot of problems. "Mason is fortunate he's got Ole as a manager," Fortune, who won the Premier League under Sir Alex Ferguson in 2002-03, told the UTD Podcast. "Obviously, there's all the coaches he's had through his youth-team career but he couldn't ask for a better manager because Ole's done it at the highest level. "There're not many players in world football that are able to go both ways like Mason does. Equally, left and right foot, he's ridiculous. "I thought he was left-footed and then he takes penalties with his right! And I've seen him take a free-kick with his right foot, his left foot. I'm like, 'what's wrong with you!? Just pick one! Are you okay?'

More: United boss Solskjaer "enjoyed the way” they beat Sheffield United. "I'm walking through the building at the Aon Training Complex and there's a computer room where the analyst team work. "Mason was in there, looking at games and how he can do better. He's on it. He's just a natural. He's an unbelievable finisher. He's the real deal. "I'm waiting for him to have a burst of speed but he's so good around the box. Stepover, boom! He's just created that one little yard for him and boom! "As a defender, which way do you show Mason? He can go right, he can go left. I don't even know, the guy's got everything."

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