Sir Alex Ferguson’s comments on Mason Greenwood ring true after Brighton display

Mason Greenwood's meteoric rise continued on Tuesday night as he registered his first goal since the restart in Manchester United's 3-0 win at Brighton.

The 18-year-old opened the scoring at the Amex in typically clinical fashion after just 16 minutes, setting United on their way to a comfortable win.

It was his 13th goal of the campaign and earned him plaudits from pundits and fans alike as he starred in a front three involving Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

And the goal only went to further enhance Sir Alex Ferguson's assessment of the fledgling star.

According to the Daily Mail, at a League Managers' Association lunch three or four years ago – when Greenwood would have still been at school – Fergie announced: "I think we have found one."

It's still early days, but the start Greenwood has made to his Old Trafford career would suggest the legendary United boss was on the money.

Red Devils legend Gary Neville purred at the way Greenwood took his goal, using quick feet to drag the ball through the defender's legs and back across the goalkeeper into the bottom corner.

Neville compared the finish to those that current United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would regularly showcase during his playing days.

And the Norwegian was full of praise for Greenwood after the win at Brighton, which leaves his side just two points outside the top four.

"He's getting better," said Solskjaer. "You can see clearly that he's maturing and improving, he's only 18 still so we will see more from him.

"I've said it throughout the year that, as long as we can get him faced up in and around the box, he'll create chances for us.

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"But in this game his hold-up play and his link-up play and general movement was fantastic as well.

"He's a special talent, a special kid that we are going to look after, try to develop into a top, top player. He's doing well now, but he is still young and has things to learn.

"He knows that but we have a special talent there we have to nurture."

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