Mason Greenwood Biography

Mason Will John Greenwood is an English professional footballer who plays forward for Manchester United in the Premier League and the England national team.

Greenwood made his first start for United in a UEFA Europa League match against Astana in September 2019, at the age of 17 years, 353 days, becoming the club’s youngest ever goal scorer in European play. In September 2020, he made his senior international debut for England in a UEFA Nations League match against Iceland.

He was arrested on accusations of raping and assaulting his fiancée in January 2022, and Manchester United suspended him “till further notice.”

How old is Mason Greenwood? – Age

He was born on 1st October 2001 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. He is 21 years as of 2022.

Where did Mason Greenwood go to school? – Education

He finished his education at a private high school. He earned his bachelor’s degree from a private university.

Mason Greenwood – Family

Greenwood grew up in the Wibsey neighborhood of Bradford, West Yorkshire. His ancestors are Jamaicans. His sister, Ashton, is a track athlete, and his family has a sporting history.

Greenwood’s girlfriend

His girlfriend is Harriet Robson.

Arrests on charges of rape and assault

In a series of Instagram photos on his girlfriend’s account on January 30, 2022, Greenwood was accused of assaulting her.

The posts included images and video of apparent injuries, as well as audio in which a woman tells a man named Mason, “I don’t want to have sex,” to which the man responds, “I don’t care,” and, when told to stop again, he responds, “I asked you politely, and you wouldn’t do it, so what do you want me to do?” “Push me once more and see what happens to you,” the man says later. Greenwood was suspended by United and detained by Greater Manchester Police on suspicion of rape and assault later that day, on 30 January 2022.

Mason Greenwood The English footballer
Mason Greenwood The English footballer

Greenwood’s Height and weight

He stands 1.81 meters tall and weighs 75 kilograms.

What is Greenwood Salary?

He receives an annual estimated salary of £3,900,000.

Greenwood Net Worth

His net worth is predicted to be $1 million.

Mason Greenwood Career

Early years at Manchester United

Greenwood began playing for Manchester United when he was six years old, at the club’s development school in Halifax.

After progressing through the academy ranks, he was named to the Under-18 side for the 2017–18 season, despite being eligible for the Under-16s, and finished as the U18 Premier League North’s top scorer with 17 goals in 21 games.

He was crowned Player of the Tournament in May 2018, when his youth team won the ICGT Trophy in the Netherlands.

2018–19 season: Starting year

Greenwood went on a pre-season tour of the United States with the first team in July of 2018.
He made his non-competitive debut in a 1–1 tie against Club America on July 20 as a 76th-minute substitute for Luke Shaw.

Three days later, he played in a 0–0 tie against the San Jose Earthquakes.
Greenwood’s first professional deal with the club was signed on October 2nd.
José Mourinho chose him to practice with the first squad before the UEFA Champions League match against Valencia in December.
Greenwood made his competitive debut as an 87th-minute substitute for Ashley Young in a 3–1 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. on March 6, 2019, under the supervision of Ole Gunnar Solskjr.

He became the club’s second youngest player in a European competition (behind only Norman Whiteside) and the youngest in the Champions League era at the age of 17 years and 156 days.

He made his Premier League debut four days later from the bench in a 2–0 loss to Arsenal, becoming one of the club’s youngest league debutants.

Greenwood was selected Premier League 2 Player of the Month for April on May 7th.
Greenwood got the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award at the end of the season, which is given to the finest player in the club’s young squads each year.
Greenwood earned his first senior start for the club in a 2–0 defeat to Cardiff City on the final day of the season, May 12th.

First team breakthrough in the 2019–20 season

At the age of 17 years, 353 days, he scored his first goal for United in the Europa League against Astana of Kazakhstan on September 19, becoming the club’s youngest ever goal scorer in European play.

Greenwood’s goal in United’s 3–0 win over Partizan Belgrade on November 7 qualified them for the competition’s knockout stages. In a 3–3 tie with Sheffield United on November 24, Greenwood scored his first league goal. Greenwood scored two goals and won a penalty in the Europa League group stage finale against AZ Alkmaar on December 12th. Manchester United came out on top of their group with a 4–0 victory.

Greenwood scored once in a 4–0 destruction of Norwich City on 11 January 2020, after failing to score in three straight games. He scored his first FA Cup goal fifteen days later, when United defeated Tranmere Rovers 6–0. Four weeks later, Greenwood scored again in a 3–0 league victory over Watford. He became the youngest youngster to score at least five goals in a single European season for United when he scored his fifth European goal in a 5–0 triumph over LASK of Austria on March 12th.

Greenwood has featured in all six of United’s matches as of 9 July 2020, following a three-month suspension due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

He didn’t score in the first three games, but he scored four in the following three, including a brace in a 5–2 triumph over Bournemouth on July 4.  Following that, he scored against Aston Villa, becoming only the fourth player under the age of 19 to score in three straight Premier League outings, and the first since Everton’s Francis Jeffers did so in 1999.

2020–21 season: Number 11

Greenwood was assigned the number 11 shirt by Manchester United on September 4, 2020, after wearing the number 26 for his breakout season in 2019. He joined a long history of renowned players who wore the number 11, including Ryan Giggs, a fellow academy graduate who retired in 2014 as United’s all-time appearance maker with 963. Greenwood scored his first goal of the season in a 3–1 away victory over Luton Town in the EFL Cup third round on 22 September. Greenwood scored his first goal in the UEFA Champions League in a 5–0 victory over RB Leipzig on 28 October. It was his first shot in the competition. He scored his first league goal of the season in a 3–1 away win over West Ham United on 5th December.

He scored his first FA Cup goal of the season in a 3–2 home triumph over arch rivals Liverpool in the fourth round on 24 January 2021. Greenwood played the entire 90 minutes in Manchester United’s Premier League record-tying 9–0 home win over Southampton on February 2nd. On 4 April, he overcame a four-month goal drought in the league by scoring the game-winning goal in a 2–1 home defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion. Greenwood had a breakout month in April, scoring four league goals in four games, including a hat trick against Burnley. This earned him his first nomination for Premier League Player of the Month, which was won by West Ham loanee Jesse Lingard.
Greenwood scored his first goal in the UEFA Europa League this season against Roma in a 6–2 home win in the first leg of the semi-finals on April 29.

Greenwood extended his great goal scoring streak with a goal in a 3–1 away win against Aston Villa on May 9th.

Greenwood scored against Leicester City two days later, helped by Amad Diallo, in a 2–1 defeat; it was the first time a teenager had assisted another for a Premier League goal in 15 years.

Greenwood made his first cup final appearance in the 2021 Europa League against Villarreal at the Stadion Gdask on May 26.

Greenwood played 100 minutes before being replaced by Fred in the first period of extra time, when the score was 1–1 and the game progressed to penalties, with Villareal winning 12–11 on penalties.

season 2021–22

Greenwood scored his first goal of the season in Manchester United’s 5–1 victory against Leeds in the 2021–22 Premier League season’s opening match on 14 August 2021.

Greenwood scored the game-winning goal in a 1–0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on 29th August becoming only the second teenager in Premier League history (after Robbie Fowler) to score in each of his team’s first three games of the season, and assisting United in breaking the record for most consecutive away games undefeated in English football history with 28.

Greenwood scored his first goal in the 2021–22 Champions League against BSC Young Boys on December 8, drawing 1–1 in interim manager Ralf Rangnick’s first Champions League encounter with the club.

International career

Greenwood played six times for England’s under-17 team in 2017–18, including in the Algarve Tournament in Portugal.

Greenwood was named to England’s under-21 team for the first time on 30 August 2019, and made his debut as a 59th-minute replacement in a 3–2 win against Turkey in qualification for the 2021 European Under-21 Championship on 6 September 2019.

He scored his first goal for the U21s on 19 November 2019, when he equalized against the Netherlands in a match that England eventually lost 2–1.

Greenwood was called to England’s senior team for the first time on August 25, 2020. He made his UEFA Nations League A debut on September 5th, coming on as a 78th-minute replacement in a 1–0 away win over Iceland in a 2020–21 UEFA Nations League A encounter. Greenwood was removed from the England squad on September 7th, along with England teammate Phil Foden, for violating coronavirus quarantine requirements in Iceland.

Despite a great start to the 2020–21 season, in which he scored three goals in three games, Greenwood was not selected by England manager Gareth Southgate for the September 2021 World Cup Qualifiers.

Greenwood’s Style of play

Greenwood started his career as a midfielder before moving to the center of the field.

When the ball is fed into the penalty area, he usually plays on the right side for Manchester United, although he can also play more centrally as a second striker. Several of his early goals saw him drop a shoulder or chop the ball to his left foot before scoring. From the right of the box, he frequently redirects his shot, aiming low towards the near post.
During Manchester United’s pre-season tour in July 2019, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjr lauded Greenwood, saying: “He can play all three front-three positions, as well as all four front-four positions, since he can play 10, 7, 11, and 9. Coming in with his left foot, he’s a natural footballer, but he has two feet and can play wherever in the front line. He’s a natural at what he does. When he takes a penalty with his right, then with his left, free kicks with his left, then free kicks with his right. He’s almost 50:50 left-footed, maybe 51:49 right-footed.”

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