Scouts and agents are currently bemoaning a lack of centre-forwards. Greenwood could fill that role or come off the right as he did against Brighton.
During football’s break for the coronavirus pandemic he put on half a stone of muscle, making him more of a presence up front. His goal in the 16th minute, beating Mat Ryan, started with step-overs but it was a poacher’s finish, taking his shot early and finding the near post.
“Ole scored so many goals like that, so when he scored like that I know he’s been spending many hours with Ole on the training pitch,” said former United defender Patrice Evra, working for Sky Sports as a pundit.
In the second half he showed his ability to create, setting up Bruno Fernandes’ second goal after a sweeping move where United went box-to-box in seconds. His cross meant Fernandes was teed up perfectly to volley home.