The Red Devils boss has continued to provide a highly-rated academy graduate standard game time and is tipping him to become a fearsome frontman.

Mason Greenwood is capable of getting a”full No.9″, says his Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

At 18 years old, an exciting academy graduate in Old Trafford stays on a steep learning curve.

Solskjaer has done his best to aid in that development this year, with Greenwood handed 33 looks across all competitions.

He’s recorded 11 goals in these excursions, including five attempts from the Premier League.

United still consider Greenwood to be one for the future, with the child often being asked to fill a broad attacking berth.

The Red Devils are, however, convinced they have potential in their hands that may be molded to form the wildest of central strikers.

Solskjaer, who once filled a similar role, said of Greenwood after seeing him crash home a stunning strike in a 3-0 victory over Watford: “The entire season he has had says a great deal for him. He is just going to get better and better.

“He is only 18, we have got to remember that. He is still not entirely grown in his own body, he is not like Wayne Rooney in 18. He still has a youthful body and in a few years’ time, he will be more or less the comprehensive No.9.

“He will still fill out more but it will take two or three years. Give him time since it will be natural. He is 18 now and he will still fill out more: his upper body, his thighs.

“He’s now beginning to find a guy’s body but it is going to take a few years as you can not do that too premature.”

Many are tipping England U21 global Greenwood to reach the very top of this game.

He has, nevertheless, been cautioned he must stay fully committed to honing his skillset if a standing among the elite is to be procured.

Ex-United frontman Andy Cole told Target lately: “I have been very impressed with him.

“I can remember when he joined as a scholar and that I needed to perform an induction day and everybody was telling me what a player he was likely to be.

“To have seen him perform his induction day and play with the children and the first team, you may just find the quality he has. Long may it last – as long as it does not go into his head.

“Ole has come out and said that he does not train the very best. When you’re that age you need to train a bit better than you think you’re working. You are young and still learning your trade, so you need to provide somewhat more.”