Louis Saha says rising star Mason Greenwood is the real deal.
The rookie forward has been thrust into first-team contention this season following the departure of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan.
But Greenwood has stepped up to the mark with a host of eye-catching displays.
The 18-year-old has now scored nine goals in all competitions.
Saha, who spent four years at the Premier League heavyweights, says his Manchester United sources rate him highly.
“Greenwood has been great this season,” he told BonusCodeBets .
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“He is a young player and I want to make sure that he keeps level-headed.
“He needs to keep working hard in training and keep doing what he is doing as currently, he is really impressing people.
“His finishing is excellent, which to me, is not surprising.
“From what I hear some of my connections, he is one of the best finishers at the club.
“Where the team lacks, is sometimes you need more experience around the younger players to explain to them when they have done something wrong or have made a mistake as it helps with their development.
“He needs to keep himself motivated, perform well and keep doing what he is doing. He is exciting the fans”
United secured a 1-0 win over Wolves in their FA Cup third-round replay last night.
Veteran Spain international Juan Mata scored the decisive goal.
"I think you can see it was two teams towards the end that were tired,” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said after the match.
“It was end to end and an open game – sometimes that doesn't suit us.
"We're delighted to beat Wolves finally.
“Juan Mata is different class. He's got the skill, composure and even pace."
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