Harry Maguire and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have both commended 18-year-old academy graduate Mason Greenwood for his goal on 77 minutes that cancelled out a Victor Lindelof own goal in the first half.
In a historic game for the club, the 4000th to feature an academy graduate, the latest off the production line stole a point in the Premier League
Manchester United academy graduate Mason Greenwood salvaged a point for his team against Everton, earing the praise of his manager and captain.
It was the highlight of a tricky game for the Red Devils, the 4000th in a row to feature a home-grown player, as they failed to follow up on impressive wins over Tottenham and Manchester City last week.
“Mason Greenwood is different class in and around the box,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports of the striker who has scored twice in his last four appearances.
“You’re not surprised when he scores goals. It’s fitting that it should be an academy player that scores in the 4000th match, and it makes me hard to leave him out.
“He knows where the goal is and just has the knack. I need to give him more game time.
“We have found just the right moment for him now, he is stepping up.
“We’ve always had the DNA, with added players from other top clubs, and that will always be the philosophy here.”
One of the players that United added last summer, the world’s most expensive defender Maguire, was equally effusive about his teen team-mate.
He said the goal was indicative of a more ruthless attitude around Old Trafford.
“He is a goalscorer,” the England international said. “He is going to score a lot of goals for this club.
“He is a great player.
“I think you can see the improvements we are making. We looked more clinical today and we are scoring goals now.”