Man Utd hero Gary Neville believes Solskjaer has found his very own Robin van Persie

Manchester United hero Gary Neville believes Mason Greenwood can be every bit as good as Robin van Persie if he continue his development going at the club. The starlet netted the opener in the Premier League clash with Brighton this evening in emphatic fashion.

And Neville thinks Greenwood is starting to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a headache as he is proving he should be starting most matches.

The 18-year-old has enjoyed a breakout campaign, netting six times in the Premier League.

And Neville thinks Greenwood is very like Van Persie in his abilities and technique on his left foot.

He said on Sky Sports: “Why Mason Greenwood? Because of that.

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“He can operate in tight space, receive the ball on the back foot. The first part was brilliant and then defenders don’t know what he is going to do.

“Solskjaer was a master at this, taking it through the legs and then pulling it back.

“He justifies his selection on that right-hand side.

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“He reminds me so much of Robin van Persie when he cuts in off the right on that left foot. The composure, the technique.”

United are embroiled in a battle for the top four with Chelsea and Leicester in their sights.

And Solskjaer has challenged his side to extend their unbeaten run which would stand at 15 if they can avoid defeat at Brighton.

“Any Man United team should go into any game against any opposition believing they can win that game so the short answer to whether we can go unbeaten is yes,” said Solskjaer.

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“The long answer is that there’s more to it than that but we hope to extend it and want it to go on as long as possible.

“Of course we are delighted with the way things are going at the moment but we are just going to take one game at a time.”

Bruno Fernandes netting on the half an hour mark to make it 2-0 to United.

If the Red Devils get all three points they will be just two behind Chelsea although they will have played one game more.

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