Man Utd ace Mason Greenwood in line for bumper new deal as striker starts against Spurs

Man Utd ace Mason Greenwood in line for bumper new deal as striker starts against Spurs

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.”