Man Utd legend Andy Cole makes huge Mason Greenwood prediction

Andy Cole has made a huge claim about Mason Greenwood – predicting the Manchester United striker can become one of the world's best strikers.

Greenwood played alongside Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial as the Red Devils first-choice front three put Sheffield United to the sword on Thursday.

Rashford scored twice, with Martial also on target as United played some of their best attacking football this season in a 3-2 Premier league victory.

But United legend Cole reckons 19-year-old Greenwood can become better than both his team-mates.

"I believe Mason Greenwood has all the attributes and all of the potential to go on to become one of the world’s best strikers within the next five years," Cole told The Target Men podcast.

"I think if Mason continues to work hard and keeps his head down, he will achieve whatever he wants to achieve in football.

"I’m very excited to see him in a Manchester United shirt for years to come."

Cole won five Premier League titles, two FA Cups and the Champions League as part of the Treble in 1999 during his six years with United.

And he believes another serial winner, Edinson Cavani, can help all United's strikers to improve.

"His movement off the ball and his ability to attack the space is something that Rashford, Martial and Greenwood should all be wanting to learn from him," said Cole, who scored 121 goals in 275 games for the Red Devils.

"If they have the appetite to learn, they will all improve having played with Cavani."

United came from a goal behind to go 3-1 ahead against the Blades on Thursday, before surviving a late scare to secure all three points.

A brace from Marcus Rashford either side of Anthony Martial's strike cancelled out two David McGoldrick goals at each end of the match, moving United to within two points of second-placed Tottenham, with a game in hand.

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