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Mason Greenwood tipped to take Cavani’s centre-forward spot following Man United winner vs Brighton

 

Calls have mounted online this evening for Manchester United starlet Mason Greenwood to be handed a prolonged opportunity to impress centrally, on the back of his match-winning goal versus Brighton & Hove Albion.

Rashford cancels out Welbeck

Sunday’s final Premier League fixture of course played out at Old Trafford a short time ago.

The clash saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United play host to the Seagulls, in the respective sides’ first outing following the international break.

It was widely predicted that United would come out of the blocks slowly, with so many of the club’s star performers having featured for their respective nations over the course of the last week.

Few could have called, however, just how poorly the hosts would fare over the course of the opening 45 minutes.

A flat, uninspired opening to the action eventually resulted in Danny Welbeck handing Brighton the lead inside the opening quarter of an hour, heading home at the 2nd attempt versus his former club:

And this is how things remained for the best part of the ensuing hour, before Marcus Rashford levelled things up for an admittedly much improved United.

Bruno Fernandes’ pass to the left-hand side was latched onto by the Reds’ English international wide-man, who went on to slot confidently into the far corner of the visitors’ net:

Greenwood ready for centre-forward spot?

From here, United truly began to turn up the heat on Brighton’s backline, as Solskjaer’s men went in search of an all-important winner.

And though the Reds didn’t exactly showcase all that much quality in their efforts to do so, a crucial 2nd, seven minutes from time, was indeed forthcoming.

After Paul Pogba mistimed his volleyed effort at goal, Mason Greenwood did superbly to improvise, directing a stooping header beyond the clutches of the despairing Robert Sanchez:

Greenwood’s winner, remarkably, came less than two minutes after the English international was shifted into a central role by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

With Edinson Cavani struggling to impact proceedings on his return, the United boss opted to haul off the Uruguayan just inside the game’s closing ten minutes, in the process moving Greenwood from his berth on the right into a direct centre-forward position.

This is of course the role which many feel United’s talented young attacker is destined to fill in the long-term, having previously been described as ‘one of, if not the‘ finest finisher his manager has ever worked with.

In turn, calls have quickly mounted for Greenwood to be handed the chance to impress as the Reds’ attacking spearhead over the course of the season’s run-in, with Anthony Martial sidelined long-term, and Cavani expected to move on in the summer:

 

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