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Ferdinand compares Greenwood to a former Manchester United legend

Wed 25 November 2020 | 13:07

Former Red Devils likens current Manchester United player to one of the team’s best, Van Nistelrooy.

According to Rio Ferdinand,


international and

Manchester United


Mason Greenwood

has the same similar tactics in front of the goal as did Ruud van Nistelrooy. The 19-year-old, who joined the Red Devils in the 2019-20 season, has been able to score 17 goals for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side since his arrival.

Greenwood, who was absent due to an injury, rejoined the team in their match against

Istanbul Basaksehir

on Tuesday. The player joining on the second-half assisted

Daniel James

to score one of their 4 winning goals.

Ferdinand, who sees a lot of similarities between the player and

Van Nistelrooy

, told

BT Sport

about the performance of Greenwood on the

Champions League

game saying:

“He looked very sharp. The passing forward in the No.10 spot, Van de Beek coming in there, and it just again showed his difference. Daniel James looked impressive when he came on too.”

“He’s going to be a beast to go with the technique he’s got, the understanding, his spatial awareness, he plays off both feet.”

“I want to go and watch training. That’s what he gets out of me. I want to go and watch his technique, him lashing balls into the back of the net.”

"We talk about Ruud van Nistelrooy, it excites you when you see finishers that finish aggressively, but with precision. He has that in abundance.”

On the other hand,

Paul Scholes

also confirmed Ferdinand’s talk with the belief that Greenwood is already a star.

“He physically looks stronger now than the last time we saw him. He’s a big, strong and powerful lad, and he’s only going to get stronger as well,"

said the Old Trafford player.

"I think out of the three or four forwards they have, he’ll be the best finisher as well."

source: SportMob