United are going down a different route with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and will trust their youth academy more.
It comes after a series of disaster signings such as Fred and Alexis Sanchez.
One starlet that has caught the attention has been 17-year-old Greenwood – who has had a tremendous pre-season campaign so far.
The teenager has scored twice, including a scintillating winner in their 1-0 victory over Inter Milan.
And the wonderkid has been rewarded with another start today as United prepare to take on Tottenham in their latest friendly.
Solskjaer is keen to build a young, exciting attack with plenty of pace – with Daniel James, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.
But Greenwood has already been touted to gatecrash the party with his clinical finishing and swashbuckling speed.
Man Utd 2-1 Tottenham – AS IT HAPPENED
– Anthony Martial opens the scoring on 22 minutes
– Lucas Moura nets a scruffy equaliser with under half an hour to go
– Angel Gomes slots it home from a tight angle on 81 minutes
Manchester United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Smalling, Rojo, Young, McTominay, Andreas Pereira, Pogba, Greenwood, James, Martial
Tottenham XI: Gazzaniga, Walker-Peters, Tanganga, Vertonghen, Georgiou, Winks, Sissoko, Ndombele, Dele, Parrott, Kane.
Solskjaer has been so impressed that there are now plans afoot to offer him a new contract.
He is currently earning just £800-a-week and only penned a new deal last October.
But following his promotion to the first-team, Greenwood will follow in the footsteps of Rashford not long before him.
The Englishman was given a £20,000-a-week bumper contract not long after he broke into the starting XI.
And this summer Rashford was rewarded with a fresh £300,000-a-week contract after Solskjaer made him top choice ahead of Romelu Lukaku.
United expect Greenwood to be offered a new deal before his 18th birthday in October, report The Sun.
An Old Trafford source told The Sun: “He isn’t on an awful lot but does get bonuses on top for each appearance.
“Ole wants him to focus on his football at the moment and he is doing a terrific job of that.”
Solskjaer has been full of praise for Greenwood this summer, stating that he is staking a claim for a starting spot against Chelsea on the opening game of their Premier League season.
“He’s got a chance to start that one [against Chelsea] definitely,” the United manager said.
“He’s capable, more than capable. He’ll always be there in and around the box creating chances.
“I won’t say that that’s not a possibility. It’s a good possibility if he keeps going as he does. It’s difficult to keep players out if they keep playing well.”