Dimitar Berbatov tips Mason Greenwood to emulate Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
The duo have redefined the game over the last decade and have firmly established their names into footballing folklore. Considered to be among the best ever to play the game, matching their exploits will be no mean feat.
Berbatov tips three players – PSG duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe alongside United wonderkid Greenwood to be the inheritors of that mantle. (h/t Mirror)
“We have Neymar, Mbappe, Greenwood, and other young players that can hopefully reach the highs of Ronaldo and Messi, as unbelievable as that may seem.”
The 18-year-old has enjoyed a spectacular breakout season at United. He has notched up 15 goals and five assists in 41 appearances as he makes a mockery of his more experienced opponents. (h/t Transfermarkt)
Having played alongside Ronaldo at United, Berbatov is in a position to make an informed judgment. Given his performances, it comes as no surprise that he views in Greenwood shades of his former teammate. (h/t Mirror)
“He reminds me of Ronaldo at that age, especially with his self-belief and confidence to take players on.”
Berbatov believes Greenwood is doing exceptionally well for his age and has made full use of the opportunity afforded to him. (h/t Mirror)
A two-footed player, Greenwood is not lacking in confidence. The Bulgarian has gone on to add that the youngster must be given time to develop and make a name for himself than be seen as an inheritor of a legacy. (h/t Mirror)
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Greenwood has shown he has the necessary ability to succeed at the highest level. As of yet, he has also shown incredible maturity alongside his brilliant footballing acumen.
There could come a day when an upcoming batch of youngsters could be titled the new Greenwood. The signs are clearly there.