Man Utd’s Mason Greenwood named best talent for over 10 years by Scott McTominay

Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has been hailed as the most exciting young talent of his generation.

Greenwood took his goal tally to five in his last six games with a double in United's 3-1 win over Burnley, which cut Manchester City's lead at the top to eight points.

Team-mate Scott McTominay hailed 20-year-old Greenwood as the best talent of the last 10 years and revealed United's senior players are working hard to help him fulfil his huge potential.

"He's a talent that comes along probably every 10 years – but I'd probably say longer,” said McTominay.

“He's that good, the way he finishes, the way he moves.

"It's brilliant to see him play with a smile on his face, that's the way we all know Mason.

“Now he's starting to score more and more goals which is really good for us.

"For the senior lads, it's keeping his head down and focused every single game and in training, not letting him get distracted by other things that are going on.

"It's important that he really kicks on now and he is doing because he's got a brilliant manager there to really push him."

A fifth successive league win consolidated second place for United and raised the tantalising prospect of a late title charge from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men.

United lost the title from the same position – eight points ahead with six games left – in 2012, when Sergio Aguero's dramatic late goal saw City snatch it on goal difference on a dramatic final day.

While McTominay does not expect City to fold in the same way, the midfielder said it was United's duty to push Pep Guardiola's side all the way by winning their remaining games.

"Funnier things have happened in football," said McTominay. "You've got to keep putting the pressure on, that's our sole focus.

“It's not about saying 'We're waiting for a wobble' or something like that.

"We just have to keep winning our games, we have to keep pushing ourselves, keep doing what we can do.

"If we're there or thereabouts towards the end of the season – we certainly want to be second – and if we can push them and make them wobble a bit, then who knows?"

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