Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood has admitted that being awarded the club’s Player of the Month award is extra special because it was voted for by the fans, adding that it ‘means the world’ to him to pick up the accolade.
Greenwood has been in scintillating form in the opening weeks of the season, scoring three times in as many Premier League Games against Leeds, Southampton and Wolves.
United have kicked off their campaign with two wins and a draw in those games, with Greenwood leading the way in the absence of Marcus Rashford (shoulder injury) and Edinson Cavani (arrived back late from the Copa America).
The 19-year-old has thanked the fans for voting for him and picked out the goal against Leeds as his best one so far this season.
‘Yeah, it’s been a good start obviously. Three games and three goals, it’s something I’ve been wanting to do. I’ve been wanting to score goals from the start. had a bit of a slow start last season but hopefully I can kick on,’ he told Manchester United FC.
‘[My favourite was] probably the Leeds one, to be fair, back at Old Trafford. It was amazing. The fans were going crazy, so that one is special to me.
‘It makes [winning the award] a little bit more special for the fans voting for me. I’d like to thank all of them and it means the world to me to win this award and, hopefully, we can kick on as a team and get some more wins.’
Greenwood trained with his new teammate Cristiano Ronaldo for the first time on Tuesday after the Portuguese legend completed his five-day quarantine following his arrival into the UK.
Former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson used to set Ronaldo goal targets during his first spell at the club, but that is not something that the English teenager is keen on himself.
‘No, I don’t like to think about it. I don’t like to think about scoring really, I just like to go out in the game, feel relaxed and if I score, I score,’ Greenwood added.
‘It makes me happy but I don’t like to think about it sometimes.’
United will hope to continue their solid start to the season when they play host to Newcastle on Saturday, in a game which could see Ronaldo make his return to English football.