Jesse Lingard on Mason Greenwood's Strongest Foot & His Teammates on Call of Duty: Warzone

Tom Gott
Jul 17, 2020, 5:00 PM GMT+1
Jesse Lingard has enjoyed watching Mason Greenwood play
Jesse Lingard has enjoyed watching Mason Greenwood play | James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images

As far as breakthrough seasons go, Mason Greenwood is enjoying a pretty good one at Manchester United.

The 18-year-old has cemented a starting spot on the right side of United's attack this season, and he has rewarded manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's faith by firing home 16 goals and five assists in all competitions.

Throughout United's push for a spot in the top four, Greenwood has looked like one of United's star players. He has attracted praise from all over the globe, but few people have seen his skill like teammate Jesse Lingard has.

Greenwood is a first-team star at Manchester United
Greenwood is a first-team star at Manchester United | Pool/Getty Images

"He's a good lad," Lingard tells 90min. "He's humble. He's obviously waited a long time for his chance, and each time he plays, he produces, he helps the team. He's got skills in his locker, he's got goals in his locker. He's really been a driving force for the team.

"Of course, we have a lot of young players as well who can add to the team, and when they get the chance, I'm sure they'll be ready.

"Like I said, Mason's took his chance, he's always been ready, he's always willing to learn. The most important thing is he's fully focused and he's humble at the same time."

His last five games yielded four goals, several of which have been incredibly easy on the eye. His second in the recent 5-2 win over Bournemouth stands out, but it barely came as a surprise to Lingard.

"He's been scoring goals since he was young," he continues. "That's nothing new for him, and he's obviously brought that to the big stage as well.

"You see him after training, he's practising every day, he's working on both feet. I still don't know what foot he is! He might be left, he might be right. But it seems to be working. I've seen it in training anyway, the things that he can do, and he's getting lots of games as well."

With the coronavirus outbreak forcing England into lockdown, the United stars have had plenty of time to work on their game, but it's not football which has taken over their lives. Instead, it's Call of Duty: Warzone.

"There was a period last year where a lot of us, a lot of teammates were playing multiplayer in groups on their headsets. It kind of died down, but during lockdown I've got back on Call of Duty and everyone was talking about Warzone," Lingard says. "I didn't even know what it was!

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"Eventually I jumped on it, you get your first win, and ever since then I've been blitzing it. Playing every day. All the boys are on.

"I play with Brandon Williams, Marcus [Rashford], Dan James plays it, [Paul] Pogba plays it, Victor [Lindelöf] plays it. Normally I play with Brandon, Rashy, Pogs, [Jadon] Sancho plays now and again. I mix it about."

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