MANCHESTER UNITED fans have labelled Mason Greenwood “better than Romelu Lukaku’ after his hat-trick heroics for the U18s.
The 16-year-old netted three stunning goals to help the Red Devils overcome Blackburn U18s 4-3 on Saturday.
And footage has now emerged of his performance to send fans into meltdown.
Greenwood kicked off his scoring by pouncing on a through ball and calmly slotting past the goalkeeper.
He then doubled United’s lead when he spotted the keeper off the line and pulled off a sensational lob.
And he rounded off the hat-trick by showing off his dribbling skills.
The forward eased past one defender before performing a step-over to evade the challenge of a second and finished the impressive move by firing into the net at a tight angle.
More than 40,000 people have seen the video since it was posted to YouTube yesterday.
“Greenwood is better than Lukaku,” one commented.
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Another wrote: “Greenwood needs a place in the senior team.”
A third added: “Lukaku – look at what this number nine is doing and sit up.”
Mourinho may well look to blood in some of the academy prospects when his side take on Derby in the Carabao Cup next week.
And Greenwood’s scintillating display will do him no harm in pushing for a space in the squad.