FIFA 20 shows Manchester United youngster Mason Greenwood’s incredible growth
Manchester United have a number of promising youngsters on their books right now, with the likes of Angel Gomes, Tahith Chong, James Garner and Brandon Williams all being in and around the first team squad since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s arrival at the club.
But, striker Mason Greenwood is arguably the club’s most exciting youth prospect and has already been given first team football at United this season, despite being just 18 years of age, such is his talent.
The youngster has been prolific at youth level for United, with Greenwood able to both score and create goals with both feet, has great technical ability and is very quick too.
On FIFA 20, Greenwood is as good a prospect as he is in real life, with a strong potential rating and some strong individual attributes.
In fact, the game also showcases just how much the youngster has grown over the last 18 months, literally!
Mason Greenwood on FIFA 20
Overall rating: 67
Potential rating: 87
Best attributes: Acceleration (76), sprint speed (76), agility (73), dribbling (68), composure (68), positioning (68), finishing (67), shot power (67).
Greenwood may only have an overall rating of 67 on FIFA 20 when you start out, but his potential rating of 87 means he could become as good as the likes of Karim Benzema, Dries Mertens, Heung-Min son, Lorenzo Insigne and Bernardo Silva, according to the game, which makes him a great prospect for your career mode save.
However, there is one detail in particular that showcases just how much Greenwood has grown over the last few months.
The 18-year-old’s height is set at a whopping 6ft 2in tall, which makes him one of the tallest players at the club.
In fact, only David De Gea, Lee Grant, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay, Harry Maguire, Sergio Romero and Paul Pogba are taller than the United academy graduate.
United manager Solskjaer even addressed his growth before the season starte d, stating “Mason will definitely play more games, and he has grown over the summer.”
To show just how much the youngster has grown, see this Manchester United Under-18 squad picture from December 2018.
The picture shows Greenwood (far left) as around the same height as James Garner (far right), whose height was around 5ft 10in at that time, so Greenwood has clearly had a huge growth spurt, and that is highlighted in FIFA 20.
The 18-year-old is now taller than Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Tahith Chong, Eric Bailly, Marcus Rashford and Axel Tuanzebe, according to the game.
Manchester United’s tallest players – according to FIFA 20
David De Gea (6ft 4in)
Lee Grant (6ft 4in)
Nemanja Matic (6ft 4in)
Scott McTominay (6ft 4in)
Harry Maguire (6ft 4in)
Sergio Romero (6ft 4in)
Paul Pogba (6ft 3in)
Mason Greenwood (6ft 2in)
Marcos Rojo (6ft 2in)
Marcus Rashford (6ft 1in)
Eric Bailly (6ft 1in)
Phil Jones (6ft 1in)
Axel Tuanzebe (6ft 1in)
Timothy Fosu-Mensah (6ft 1in)
Tahith Chong (6ft 1in)