Mason Greenwood’s simple advice to highly-rated Man Utd academy star

Mason Greenwood has not long forced his way into the Man Utd first-team, but was already offering his advice to a rising star in the club's academy long before making the step up.

The United and England forward, 19, flourished in his first season up from the youth ranks last term, scoring 17 times in his breakthrough year.

And it seems Greenwood was keen to pass on some tips to those attempting to tread the same path as him.

Highly-rated midfielder Shola Shoretire, 16, is already playing for United at under-23 level, and was a teammate of Greenwood's prior to his permanent step up to the senior side.

Speaking to Harry Pinero on YouTube (via MEN ), Shoretire revealed the simple yet sound nugget of advice Greenwood gave him which he has taken on board.

"One thing he's always said to me, you always miss 100 per cent of the shots you don't take," Shoretire said.

"You've always got to be trying to shoot.

"If you don't shoot, you don't score.

"He told me that like three years ago and look at him now."

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It's certainly worked for Greenwood, who has added three more goals to his United tally so far this campaign.

And the two-footed marksman is determined to contribute more for his side as they look to end their wait for some silverware.

"I am happy and playing games at United, which is everything I wanted to do as a kid," Greenwood explained to United's official website last month. “I just want to get back on the scoresheet and get involved in more goals, really.

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"People are picking up on some of the stuff I did last season, so I have got to mix up my game and obviously keep working hard in training. I know Ole and the lads have got my back to help me on that.”

Asked about his commitment to developing further, Greenwood added: “It is all about improvement.

"You have always got to come up with new things because teams will start watching you, like we do with video analysis and stuff like that, so you have always got to have a few tricks up your sleeve."

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