Watch: Neville defends ‘victimised’ Mason Greenwood after media scrutiny
Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has leapt to the defence of Mason Greenwood following the teenager’s latest controversy.
Greenwood enjoyed a remarkable breakthrough season in 2019-20 and is regarded as one of the best young players to come out of United’s youth academy.
He recently made his England debut against Iceland but was sent home from the camp alongside Phil Foden after the pair were caught inviting girls into the team’s hotel.
The 18-year-old received further criticism when footage emerged of him inhaling laughing gas, and he was once again forced into a public apology.
But Neville believes that the media criticism has gone too far and compared it to the treatment that Raheem Sterling was subjected to.
🗣"At what point do we feel uncomfortable with things where you feel like someone is being victimised, I feel like this mornings story off the back of last week, what's that going to do this morning to help that boy, it was a step too far for me!" @GNev2 on Mason Greenwood pic.twitter.com/454Qv2wACS
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 13, 2020