The last trophy Manchester United won was the Europa League in 2017. Mason Greenwood was a 15-year-old United fan at the time, watching the game from his parents’ living room, cheering on the team. Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba all played that evening. Greenwood has told The Mirror that seeing players come up through the academy before him served as an inspiration for what he could do.

Yeah, I remember. It was a good game. I was at home watching it with my parents and obviously we celebrated when we won. To have the chance to play in it myself and win it myself, I can make that dream come true.

When you see the other players doing it, you’re thinking in the academy ‘Why can’t I do it?’ That’s every young boy’s dream in the academy: to get to the first team and be a regular at United. It’s the best thing you can do at this club. I’m doing it now and I’ve just got to keep staying level-headed and carry on working hard because I’ve got a long way to go yet.

You can always get better, you can always go the extra mile. There’s no stopping, you can always be a better player. At this club, you’ve got some of the best players in the world, so that speaks for itself. I think in headed goals. I’ve not scored a headed goal in the first team this season. It would be nice to get one of them.