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How Greenwood’s first 100 Man Utd games compare to Rooney & Ronaldo’s

Mason Greenwood has enjoyed a brilliant start to his Manchester United career, inevitably drawing comparisons with Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney.

After joining United from Sporting Lisbon in 2003, Ronaldo developed into one of the best players in the world before completing an £80million move to Real Madrid six years later.

Rooney arrived at Old Trafford in 2004 and hit the ground running before eventually becoming their all-time leading goalscorer. 

Greenwood came through the United academy and has made a seamless transition into the first team, becoming the third-youngest player to reach 100 appearances for the club.

Courtesy of Transfermarkt, we’ve compared Greenwood’s first 100 games at United to Ronaldo and Rooney’s first 100 United appearances to see who comes out on top.

Mason Greenwood

Games: 100
Starts: 59
Sub appearances: 41

Goals: 27
Assists: 10

Penalties scored: 1

Minutes per goal: 204.3
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 212.2
Minutes per goal or assist: 149.1

Wayne Rooney

Games: 100
Starts: 90
Sub appearances: 10

Goals: 38
Assists: 19

Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 215.9
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 215.9
Minutes per goal or assist: 143.9

Cristiano Ronaldo

Games: 100
Starts: 72
Sub appearances: 28

Goals: 16
Assists: 20

Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 424.6
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 424.6
Minutes per goal or assist: 188.7


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