Manchester United set to hand Mason Greenwood new improved contract

Mason Greenwood is reportedly in line for a pay rise at Manchester United, with the club preparing a new contract worth £25,000 per week for the forward.

According to an exclusive from The Athletic, Manchester United are looking to reward Mason Greenwood’s improvement in squad status at the club with an improved deal. The academy ace is due to be handed a new improved contract that will reportedly see him pocket £25,000 per week.

Mason Greenwood has long been touted as a generational striker by the coaches at Manchester United. His record for the Under-18s and the Under-23s speaks for itself. Greenwood scored 34 times in 34 matches for the Under-18s while scoring five goals in as many appearances in the UEFA Youth League for Manchester United.

Greenwood’s rise has been so staggering that he has rarely featured for the Under-23 side, with a record of 3 goals and 2 assists in 6 games. Greenwood has always been thrust into the limelight in the past year or so, thanks to his ominous goalscoring record. But, it was the 2019-20 pre-season tour that saw him prove himself as first-team ready.

The future and the present! (Picture Courtesy - AFP/Getty Images)
The future and the present! (Picture Courtesy – AFP/Getty Images)

As a result, Greenwood has featured in all four of Manchester United’s Premier League games so far and is likely to be given more chances in the first-team on a regular basis, especially with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the helm. The Manchester United manager has opted to favour youth in attack by offloading Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.

And Greenwood will be the primary beneficiary of the decision taken by his manager. Solskjaer hailed the youngster as the most natural finisher among the options available to him in attack, which is a high praise for a 17-year-old.

The new improved contract will not only be a nice perk for Greenwood but also a reassurance token that he is now being considered at par with the squad status he is playing under Solskjaer. This would also aid United in tying the forward down for the foreseeable future, with teams likely to come knocking for a talent like Greenwood.

Greenwood’s senior journey at Manchester United may have just begun. But, the 17-year-old is showing all the signs of being the next in a long star-studded line of academy graduates to be a regular fixture for the Manchester United first-team setup for years to come.

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