Mason Greenwood has been compared to Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler by former Manchester United striker Michael Owen for his finishing ability.
The England international scored his second goal in as many games in the Premier League this season against Southampton on Sunday, following on from his brilliant strike against Leeds in the opening game of the campaign.
Both of the young striker’s goals have come with his left foot and with power but Owen has noticed something about the 19-year-old’s game that he saw during his time at Anfield while playing alongside Robbie Fowler, one of the only players to have scored more Premier League goals as a teenager than Greenwood.
Owen was speaking on Premier League Productions following United’s 1-1 draw against Southampton and said: “When I look at goal scorers.. there are so many different facets to goal scoring.
“One of the things he’s [Greenwood] got is that he can hit it really, really hard but keep his accuracy. Not many people can do that. I was much more accuracy than power. Some people just go for power, he’s got the rare ability a bit like Robbie Fowler used to have, that he can be so accurate but hits the ball so hard as well, and with either foot. He’s a fantastic finisher.”
Greenwood has now scored 19 Premier League goals as a teenager something only Owen (46), Fowler (35) and Wayne Rooney (30) have been able to better, while also being third on the list for goals for United as a teenager with 31 behind only Norman Whiteside (39) and George Best (37).
He won’t turn 20 until October so has a chance to further improve those numbers and Owen clearly believes he has the talent to make it at the top level.