Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has picked Fulham’s Joe Bryan as the
the toughest opponent of his career to date.
Greenwood has wreaked havoc on defenses up and down the country since breaking
into United’s senior squad in 2019, while also starring in the Champions League and
becoming a full senior England international.
The 19-year-old has pitted his wits against some of the world’s best center-halves
and full-backs during that time, but he claims that Bryan gave him his most difficult
examination yet in the Red Devils’ meetings with Fulham last season.
Greenwood made the shock admission when asked the question in a Q&A session
with United fans.
The teen said: “I’ve probably got to say, it might be a surprising one, but do you know
[Joe] Bryan, the one for Fulham?
“He allowed me no space, no time on the ball when we played them home and away.
It was one of the most difficult games for us.
“He’s one you probably wouldn’t think I’d say his name, but he was getting tight to
me and not giving me much space.
“He was a good defender and he was probably my toughest challenge.”
Bryan was left stunned after Mason Greenwood named him as his ‘toughest
opponent’. He commented on Instagram: “What’s he been drinking then.”
Despite only making his United debut in 2019, when he became the club’s youngest
ever scorer in their UEFA Europa League match against Astana, Greenwood’s become
a regular starter for Ole Gunnar Solskjær‘s side.