Jesse Lingard backs Mason Greenwood for England call-up
As reported by the Evening Standard, Manchester United star Jesse Lingard has claimed that teammate Mason Greenwood should receive a call-up to the England national teammate sooner than later after a breakthrough campaign.
The 18-year-old Greenwood made his first-team debut last season, but it is the 2019/20 campaign where he has well and truly flourished in the senior setup.
Greenwood has come up with the goods time and again when the team has needed it, most recently scoring the equalising goal against West Ham United earlier this week.
With that strike, the academy ace took his tally for the season to 17 goals across all competitions. He has now levelled the record for most goals by a teenager in a single season for Manchester United, which was previously held by Wayne Rooney, George Best and Brian Kidd.
Greenwood’s contributions haven’t gone unnoticed, with his teammates coming out in praise of the youngster. Captain Harry Maguire recently called the teenage sensation a special talent and now Lingard has lauded the academy ace. (h/t Evening Standard)
“The way he’s playing at the moment, he’s been brilliant, helping team-mates, scoring goals and that’s all he can keep doing now. England will come knocking soon.”
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Lingard further went on to add that with hard work and humility, his young teammate could go a long way in his career. (h/t Evening Standard)
Only recently, Alan Shearer made a sensational claim when he said that Greenwood could go on to break his record and become the all-time highest goalscorer in the Premier League in the future.
All this is high praise coming towards Greenwood. And without a doubt, it is very well-deserved. But the youngster shouldn’t lose focus amidst all the fame and fanfare, and continue what he’s been doing.