MANCHESTER UNITED fans have taken a swipe at bitter rivals Liverpool by declaring that one of their own young starlets is better than Reds youngster Rhian Brewster.
The striker has received glowing praise for his performance in Liverpool’s 6-0 pre-season win over Tranmere on Thursday night.
The 19-year-old bagged twice in the first half at Prenton Park before being hauled off at the break along with the rest of the starting eleven.
Brewster has been plagued by injury during his short time at Liverpool but fans are now hoping that he will be a real asset to Jurgen Klopp now that he is fully fit.
Many took to social media after the Tranmere game to praise the performance of the teenager but the comments did not go down well with Manchester United fans.
They think that their own young striker, Mason Greenwood, trumps Brewster, and they let their feelings known.
“Brewster comes no were close to Greenwood,” tweeted one United fan. “It’s disrespectful to even compare Greenwood to Brewster.
“Greenwood > Brewster. Don’t ever get it twisted.”
Another said: “Brewster is the b-tec Greenwood.”
In response to a Liverpool fan’s hailing of Brewster, one United fan said: “Have u seen greenwood’s stats in the youth team? he’s a much better prospect than brewster imo.”
“Brewster isn’t even on the same level as Greenwood,” one angry Red Devil said.
“Greenwood is [a] future Ballon d’Or winner level,” another defiant United fan said.
“Brewster is another bum who will never even make it at the top level.”
While Brewster is yet to feature for Liverpool in a competitive game, Greenwood has appeared four times for Manchester United.
He made his competitive debut for the Red Devils in the win at Paris Saint-Germain in March before making his Premier League debut against Arsenal four days later.
Greenwood will not turn 18 until October this year but could feature more regularly into the new season should boss Ole Gunnar Solksjaer keep his faith in youth.
Both Liverpool and Manchester United will be hopeful that the pair have what it takes to step up to the mark at the top level in the near future.