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19-year-old Man United starlet shortlisted for Golden Boy 2021 award

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Mason Greenwood in training at Manchester United. (GETTY Images)

Manchester United wonderkid Mason Greenwood shortlisted for the Golden Boy award

According to the club’s official site, Manchester United wonderkid Mason Greenwood has been nominated for the prestigious Golden Boy award.

The 19-year-old is one of the finest players to come through the Red Devils Academy and has enjoyed a great start to the season. With three goals in four Premier League games so far, it is his finest start to a season yet.

Greenwood finished 12th in the final voting results last season. United new boy Jadon Sancho was one of the players who finished ahead of the Red Devils number 11.

Manchester United wonderkid Mason Greenwood has been nominated for the prestigious Golden Boy award.
Mason Greenwood is an excellent player. (imago Images)

The award is given to the best Under-21 player in Europe. Greenwood has taken one step closer to the prize after making the final 40. The original shortlist accounted for 100 players.

There are a number of top young players in contention for the award. Greenwood is one of the more experienced names in the list having made 109 appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions.

Greenwood’s path to the award is blocked by a number of similarly excellent players. English duo Jude Bellingham and Bukoya Saka are also in the race while Real Madrid new-boy Eduardo Camavinga is also in the fray.
England international, Jadon Sancho, in action for Manchester United against Wolves. (imago Images)

As of yet, three United players have won the prestigious award. Wayne Rooney was the first to do it in 2004 while Anderson managed the same in 2008. The last Red Devils ace to follow in the footsteps was Anthony Martial in 2015.

Paul Pogba is also a former winner, having won the award in 2013. He was however a Juventus player during that point in time.

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The list will later be shortened to 20. It will then be put up for a vote and top journalists will vote for their winner. Fans can show their support for the United ace here.

Written by Pranav Nair

An Engineering postgraduate with a keen interest in statistics, pop culture and football.

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