Former Manchester United player Paul Scholes has named Mason Greenwood as the Red devils’ best finisher ahead of Marcus Rashford.
Greenwood has had a tough time in front of a goal so far this campaign, scoring just four goals in 30 matches in all competitions for United after primarily playing from the right-wing.
The 19-year-old started as central forward on Thursday as Solskjaer’s side thrashed Real Sociedad 4-0 in the Europa League at the Juventus Stadium, thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Daniel James.
Greenwood, who conceded that he wants to play as a striker after their win over Real Sociedad, has seen the central forward role occupied by Edinson Cavani this season.
“It’s between Rashford and Greenwood who plays in that centre forward role,” Scholes told BT Sport.
“I think the club and everybody thinks Greenwood is the best finisher at the club so, therefore, he would be better as the No.9.
“The only problem is when Rashford’s played on the right, he hasn’t really found his best form, so they could switch around quite a bit.
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“Give Greenwood chances he will score. He is destined to be a superstar. He’s got to keep his feet on the ground, keep working hard, and there’s nothing to stop him.”
Meanwhile, Speaking after Manchester United defeated Real Sociedad, Greenwood said: “I’m happy to play on the right, I’m happy to play upfront, I’m not really sure.
“But I always wanted to be a striker when I was younger. I do want to play centre forward eventually, but I’m always happy on the right, and it’s a good position to work from.”