Watch: Greenwood channels his inner Berbatov with filthy touchline skill
The 33-year-old Hammers midfielder is old enough to have played against Berbatov, who left the Premier League after a stint with Fulham back in 2014, so he should be well aware of the skills that mercurially talented United forwards can possess.
After a very promising start to his United career, Greenwood still has plenty of heights to climb if he’s emulate the career of the Bulgarian cult hero, but he’s shown a hint of possessing the same kind of technical skill.
Receiving the ball by the touchline, a brilliant pirouette turn left Noble – who had already been embarrassed by Marcus Rashford – left in his dust as he put on the burners to run down the touchline.
Pulling off such a skill was reminiscent of one of Berbatov’s most brilliant moments back in 2008, which also happened to be against West Ham, with a beautifully executed turn by the byline to set up Cristiano Ronaldo.
Mason Greenwood just violated him 😳 pic.twitter.com/7TgiBQqrKP
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