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Manchester United great Sir Alex Ferguson praises Mason Greenwood

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Sir Alex Ferguson picked out Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood as the two top young players in the country.

Having already burst on to the scene at Manchester City and Manchester United respectively, the England stars continue to underline their standing among elite European names such as Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe.

 

Foden, 20, has emerged as one of City’s stand-out players as they target a first Champions League title to go with their third Premier League crown in four seasons.

As for Greenwood, meanwhile, the 19-year-old has put early-season struggles behind him to rediscover tip-top form ahead of the Europa League final with Villarreal next Wednesday night.

Indeed, the United graduate has scored eight goals in his last 13 appearances across all competitions.

 

Ahead of the final day of the Premier League season, legendary United manager Ferguson joined his former player and captain, Gary Neville, to answer a range of questions put forward to him by SPORTbible readers

“He’s got the coolness and coldness of a great striker. He never panics and his shots are always low. He’s always inside the post. I think he’s shown great qualities. He’s young, he’s younger than the boy Foden.”

Ferguson added: “He [Foden] is the one player that has come through with City who is now taking the place of [David] Silva – and he’s been tremendous. Those two, for England, are the best.”

 

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