The prior centre-back is in awe of how positive the young striker is with either foot and how readily he’s adjusted to life in the first group.

Mason Greenwood is”supposed to be” in Manchester United, based on Rio Ferdinand, who has praised the adolescent forward for his”cold-hearted” series in the final third of the pitch.

Greenwood has enjoyed a superb breakout 2019-20 effort at Old Trafford, after being requested to offer support for Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer resisted the death of divisive duo Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez last summer as he seemed to inject youthful energy and raw speed to the United assault, and his decision was vindicated over the past couple of months.

Greenwood has struck 12 goals in 36 appearances across all competitions this term, despite largely serving as a substitute, and has appeared right at home on both Premier League and Europa League phases.

He’s already being tipped for a bright future in the Theatre of Dreams and it’s been suggested he could make a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad in the not too distant future.

Ferdinand was impressed with the”pure simplicity” where Greenwood has been able to step into the fold and sees the gifted young frontman as an invaluable figure over the existing United ranks.

“Have you noticed what this child is doing?!” The ex-Red Devils guardian said of Greenwood throughout a Q&A on Instagram.

“right and left foot. If you said to him, take a free-kick, please. In his own mind, he’s saying to himself’do they need it in my right or my left foot?’ That’s the sort of conversation he is having in his mind.

“Left foot, right foot, bang. The ball is hitting the back of the net, that’s how he moves. I’ve seen this child since he was quite young and I have heard people talking about him in the club.

“Every level he’s gone into, that’s the key, each level he’s played he has appeared unfazed and stepped up to it readily. Like with pure, pure simplicity. He’s just done it.

“He just looks around ‘Old Trafford? This is me, I am supposed to be here.’ That’s the vibe I get from him. You can not put a price on this, that cold-hearted calm confidence is simply mad.”