How Mason Greenwood’s debut season compares to the best PL teens ever

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Mason Greenwood has enjoyed a brilliant breakthrough season at Manchester United – but how does he compare to the Premier League’s best teenage sensations.

Greenwood is widely regarded as one of the most exciting young players in the world, and he has already made a huge impact in the first team.

We’ve looked at the forward’s Premier League stats in 2019-20 and compared them to the best breakthrough seasons from players aged 18 or under.

Mason Greenwood – 2019-20

Games: 26
Starts: 7
Sub Appearances: 19

Goals: 8
Assists: 1

Minutes per goal:  114.8
Minutes per goal or assist: 102.1

Marcus Rashford – 2015-16

Games: 11
Starts: 11
Sub Appearances: 0

Goals: 5
Assists: 2

Minutes per goal: 172.2
Minutes per goal or assist: 123

James Vaughan – 2006-07

Games: 14
Starts: 7
Sub Appearances: 7

Goals: 4
Assists: 1

Minutes per goal: 163
Minutes per goal or assist: 130.4

Wayne Rooney – 2002-03

Games: 33
Starts: 14
Sub Appearances: 19

Goals: 6
Assists: 0

Minutes per goal: 264.3
Minutes per goal or assist: 264.3

Francis Jeffers – 1998-99

Games: 14
Starts: 11
Sub Appearances: 3

Goals: 6
Assists: 0

Minutes per goal: 161.1
Minutes per goal or assist: 161.1

Alan Smith – 1998-99

Games: 21
Starts: 15
Sub Appearances: 6

Goals: 7
Assists: 1

Minutes per goal: 208.4
Minutes per goal or assist: 182.3

Nicolas Anelka – 1997-98

Games: 26
Starts: 16
Sub Appearances: 10

Goals: 6
Assists: 6

Minutes per goal: 248.8
Minutes per goal or assist: 124.4

Michael Owen – 1997-98

Games: 36
Starts: 34
Sub Appearances: 2

Goals: 18
Assists: 4

Minutes per goal: 167
Minutes per goal or assist: 136.6

Robbie Fowler – 1993-94

Games: 28
Starts: 27
Sub Appearances: 1

Goals: 12
Assists: 0

Minutes per goal: 197.6
Minutes per goal or assist: 197.6


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