Ryan Giggs makes Mason Greenwood prediction that will excite fans
MANCHESTER UNITED legend Ryan Giggs believes starlet Mason Greenwood will be used regularly in the first team this season.
The Red Devils youngster has impressed in pre-season, earning himself a role in the senior side for the coming campaign.
Romelu Lukaku left United this week, joining Inter Milan after a drawn out transfer saga.
But instead of signing a replacement, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has decided to promote Greenwood in his place.
And Giggs thinks the 17-year-old will be on show regularly at Old Trafford this season.
"I like Greenwood but playing centre forward for United every week is a different thing," he said this week.
"Not many youngsters have come through the ranks to play centre forward for the club. Marcus Rashford has done it but they usually buy someone in.
"I think we will see a lot of Mason this season because he is such a talent. Every time I see him I like him but he is still very young and learning the game.”
United spent £145m over the summer, bringing in three new arrivals.
The first of which was winger Daniel James, who plays for Wales under Giggs' leadership.
And the Welshman had positive words to say about the former Swansea star too.
"Dan will not have any problems with that. He’s a grounded lad, who just wants to play football, improve and be the best," he added.
"A year or so ago he was on loan at Shrewsbury but in the last six months I’ve seen a massive change in him mentally and physically.
"Like any young winger he's going to be up and down. You look at Cristiano Ronaldo – in his first 18 months at United he was like that and look where he is now. I’m not comparing Dan with Ronaldo but with all young wingers, there are sometimes questions about their final ball and whether they could score more.
"That’s always going to be the case with Dan. But when he’s on fire he is very difficult to stop and I think in a lot of games this year Untied fans will be excited. We’ve seen glimpses of that from Dan in pre-season.
"I am excited because I know what he’s capable of. And it gives me an excuse [as Wales boss] to watch United as well."