Mason Greenwood sends message to Man Utd fans after inking new deal at Old Trafford | Football | Sport

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Manchester United starlet Mason Greenwood signed a new deal at Old Trafford last week.

The 18-year-old signed a new four-year deal at the club after breaking into the first-team squad.

Greenwood has made six Premier League appearances this season, having been included in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad eight times.

The young striker has benefitted from Romelu Lukaku’s departure in the summer transfer window, and has been given more game time than he otherwise would.

After United sold Lukaku, they failed to sign a replacement, leaving Marcus Rashford as their only recognised senior striker

And when backup forward Anthony Martial was struck down with an injury, Greenwood pounced and forced his way into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.

In that time, he has impressed in a string of brief cameos, as well as starting in the Europa League against FC Astana, scoring in the 1-0 win at Old Trafford.

Speaking after he inked his new deal, Greenwood said he wanted to repay Solskjaer’s faith and make an impact in the team long-term.

“I’ve been here since the Under-7s and worked through the ranks from Under-14s, Under-15s, Under-16s and Under-23s and, finally, the first team,” he told the club’s official website.

“I’ve signed a professional contract and it means the world to me.

“I’ve been here so long and it’s what I worked up to and worked hard for.

“Yeah, I’m going to show everyone what I can do in the times I come on, or if I play games, and in training, I’ll try my best and give it all for the team.

“Having grown up as a Manchester United fan, playing for the first team is a real dream come true.

“I know that, when I play for this club, I represent the whole Academy and I want to repay the faith that my coaches have shown in me with my performances on the pitch.

“I am learning all the time from the manager and his coaching staff and I know that this is the perfect club to help me reach my potential.”

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