Rio Ferdinand picks out one Manchester United player for special praise

Manchester United former player Rio Ferdinand was unanimous in their praise of Mason Greenwood on Sunday as the Red Devils came from behind to defeat Brighton at Old Trafford.

Brighton took the lead through Danny Welbeck in the first half but second-half strikes from Marcus Rashford and Greenwood led United to victory.

Greenwood’s role could be increased in the coming weeks with Rashford limping off with a foot issue on Sunday and Anthony Martial potentially ruled out for the remainder of the season with a knee injury.

And Ferdinand was also keen to praise the youngster and hailed the “unbelievable runs” he makes for his Man United team-mates.

Ferdinand told BT Sport: “They struggled in the first half but they improved and got the job done. It wasn’t perfect but they got the win.

“The goal from Greenwood, that’s a striker’s instinct, this kid is a striker. What I was pleased about with Greenwood was his all-around game. His movement and the way he retained possession was great.

“He’s making unbelievable runs. He needs to keep making those runs because his team-mates will find him eventually.

“For someone so young to be doing that when he’s not in a rich vein of form in terms of goals tells me a lot about him. He’s got the right attitude.”

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