Manchester United youngster Mason Greenwood has grown in leaps and bounds this season after earning promotion to the first team under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but Sir Alex Ferguson seemingly saw his talent before many others.
During a League Managers Association lunch three or four years ago, the club's most successful manager reportedly told those present at the event to keep a close eye on the starlet.
"I think we have found one," he said at the event in reference to a young Greenwood, as per talkSPORT.
Since making his senior debut against Paris Saint-Germain in last season's UEFA Champions League campaign, the 18-year-old has scored 13 goals and registered five assists in 44 first-team appearances across all competitions for United, according to Transfermarkt.
In similar admiration of the young talent, Gary Neville raved about how the dynamic forward has become vital to United's attack, comparing him to former Holland international Robin van Persie.
"It's getting to the point now where it will be impossible to leave this lad (Greenwood) out," the former England right-back said after the match against Brighton, as per talkSPORT.
"He reminds me so much of Robin van Persie when he cuts in on that left foot off that right side. The composure, the technique.
"He has justified his selection on that right side."
Currently on 13 strikes for this season, Greenwood is only five goals away from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial's tallies of 19 goals for the campaign.
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