Juventus offered Mason Greenwood and his family ‘life-changing amounts of money’ to leave Manchester United in 2019, according to the Athletic.
The teenager has enjoyed a breakthrough campaign at Old Trafford, scoring 15 goals in all competitions and establishing himself as a first team player at the age of 18.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer showed his faith in the striker last summer when he allowed Romelu Lukaku to join Inter Milan in a £73m deal and promoted Greenwood into the first team squad.
The Norwegian described Greenwood as the best finisher he’s worked with after the striker’s brace against Bournemouth on Saturday.
Greenwood signed a four-year deal in October 2019 at Old Trafford but his potential was known across Europe and Andy Mitten claims Juventus offered the teenager a huge contract to move to Turin last year.
‘I think he can be a world-class player,” Mitten told the Talk of the Devils podcast.
‘I know that there has been offers for him. Go back a year and Juventus were prepared to offer his family life-changing amounts of money.
‘Manchester United deserve credit for the way they got him to sign a new contract’.
Greenwood is expected to start against Aston Villa on Thursday as United seek to capitalise on Leicester City’s draw against Arsenal.
Solskjaer’s men can move to within one point of the Foxes, who have won just one Premier League game since the restart.
However, Villa held United to a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford earlier this season and they’re fighting to survive relegation.
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