Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might have found Manchester United’s next Cristiano Ronaldo in Mason Greenwood.
That’s according to former United frontman Dimitar Berbatov, who believes Solskjaer will find it difficult to improve on the likes of Greenwood even if the Norwegian boss is armed with a war chest heading into the summer transfer window.
Greenwood started and scored in United’s last outing, a 3-0 win over Brighton on Tuesday, taking his tally to 13 across all competitions this season.
And Berbatov saw a glimpse of superstar Ronaldo in the 18-year-old’s display.
“Greenwood, against Brighton, was like Ronaldo,” the Bulgarian told Mirror Sport.
“His left foot is unbelievable along with his vision, I don’t think many signings are needed to take United to that next level.
“They need to be really classy players to make the difference, someone who is going to be better than the current squad of players.”
Greenwood has already made 40 appearances across all competitions for United this season, starting the last two. And it’s not just Berbatov he is impressing, with Solskjaer laying on the praise recently.
“He’s getting better,” said the United boss. “You can see clearly that he’s maturing and improving, he’s only 18 still so we will see more from him.
“I’ve said it throughout the year that as long as we can get him faced up in and around the box he’ll create chances for us but in this game his hold-up play and his link-up play and general movement was fantastic as well.
“It’s great when he can go inside and outside, both to his left and right.