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Ex-Man Utd midfielder Hargreaves: Greenwood just like Van Persie

Mason Greenwood has compared to Robin van Persie by former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves.

Greenwood's brilliant goal gave United a 1-0 win over Astana at Old Trafford on Thursday.

And Hargreaves saw glimpses of former United striker van Persie in the 17-year-old.

He said: "I think you have to take the positives on a night like this and the positives are that they kept a clean sheet and Mason Greenwood scored a stunning goal.

"It reminded me a little bit of Robin van Persie, chopping inside onto that right foot and scoring a great goal.

"I'm really happy for him because, as you saw (Bukayo) Saka for Arsenal, the night was all about the academies really.

"They produced tonight for Arsenal and for Manchester United ."

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