Man Utd Signs Forward Mason Greenwood to a Contract Extension

Mason Greenwood of Manchester United in 2019. Photo by Matt West/BPI/Shutterstock (10417168cg)

Manchester United have locked one of their brightest young stars to a long-term contract on Tuesday. The Premier League giants announced that forward Mason Greenwood inked a new deal with the club that will keep him on Old Trafford through 2024-25 season. Man Utd also has an option to extend the contract for another year.

“Mason is a fantastic talent and yet another fine example of the type of player that our academy produces,” said United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. “He has made great progress this season, showing real maturity and adaptability to his game, which has seen him develop into one of the best young players in the country.”

Greenwood joined United’s academy at the age of seven and progressed through the club’s youth ranks before being given his professional debut in 2018. In September 2019, Greenwood made his first start in the UEFA Europa League matchup against Astana. He scored a goal in this game, which made him the club’s youngest scorer in European Competitions.

Altogether, Greenwood has played 82 games for Manchester United in all competitions and scored 21 goals so far. He also has 10 assists to his name.

“I’ve worked so hard to reach this level, and the last two years have been amazing,” said Greenwood after inking his new deal. “There is so much that I want to achieve in the game, and I know that this is the perfect environment to play my football.”

In 2020-21, Greenwood played 29 games in all competitions and was in the starting lineup 18 times. He contributed with four goals and five assists.