Mason Greenwood may have enjoyed a brilliant breakthrough season at Manchester United, but it could be about to get even better.
United have already bagged Champions League football for the 2020/21 campaign and now turn their attention to the conclusion of this season’s Europa League.
Greenwood’s rise in the Red Devils’ first-team took off after a host of goalscoring displays in Europe.
Those goals now leave him within touching distance of becoming the first Englishman since Alan Shearer to pick up the competition’s top-scorer accolade.
He sits on five goals at present – just two off team-mate Bruno Fernandes – for a Manchester United side that is priced at 19/10 to lift the trophy with bookies like 888sport.
Bettors could also be looking at the 888sport promotion code as a way to boost their bets, especially if they think Greenwood can make the difference in United’s push for European silverware.
United and Greenwood now face Sevilla in the semi-finals after overcoming a stern Copenhagen side in the quarters.
Should the Red Devils progress then Greenwood has to have the golden boot in his sights.
Not only would winning the award be a huge achievement for a player that has not yet turned 19 but emulating the Premier League’s highest goalscorer would highlight just how much potential Greenwood has.
Shearer bagged the award back in the 2004/05 season with Newcastle United.
The last 10 winners include Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud in 2018/19, two-time winners Aritz Aduriz (Bilbao) and Radamel Falcao (Atletico Madrid and Porto), Roma’s Edin Dzeko, Werder’s Claudio Pizarro, and Salzburg pair Alan Carvalho and Jonathan Soriano.
However, if Mason Greenwood is to land the eye-catching honour at such a young age, he’ll have to beat off some stiff competition first.
The current leader is team-mate Bruno Fernandes. He netted for Sporting Lisbon before moving to Old Trafford in January and remains two goals ahead after dispatching another penalty against Copenhagen.
There is still hope that Greenwood can overtake the Portuguese playmaker. If anything, Fernandes could even be key to his success should he continue to create the chances for Greenwood to put away.
With only Sevilla, Inter, United and Shakhtar left in the competition, which means that the only other danger to the Manchester duo is Munir El Haddadi.
Like Greenwood, El Haddadi also sits on five goals in the Europa League this season. The Moroccan hitman also has 10 La Liga goals to his name this term. The two teams go head to head in the semis.
Others near the head of the goalscoring charts had included Diogo Jota of Wolves, Daichi Kamada from Eintracht Frankfurt, and Alfredo Morelos from Glasgow Rangers.
With them exiting the tournament, it leaves the path clear should Greenwood find his shooting boots in the semi-finals.
Ultimately, bagging the Europa League golden boot is not out of the question for the talented Manchester United prospect.
Doing just that would see Greenwood cement his place onto both the Premier League and European football scene in one memorable season.