I LOVE what I am seeing from Mason Greenwood.
The Manchester United forward is showing what a natural finisher he is — and let’s not forget he is still only 18.
He can hit it with his left and hit it with his right equally well and there’s no nonsense, he just wants to shoot.
He actually reminds me of what I used to do, shifting the ball on to the right foot before getting as much power as possible behind the shot.
If he keeps going at this rate, he could emerge as a world star in the coming years.
In January, I tipped Greenwood as a wildcard for the Euros when they were due to take place this summer.
And now Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is ready to play for England.
The postponement of Euro 2020 for a year could actually be a blessing for Greenwood and I’m sure Gareth Southgate will be watching closely.
I would not be surprised if he gets a call-up later this year.
Greenwood hasn’t been out on loan like a lot of young players — but why should he?
He’s ripping it up at one of the biggest clubs in the world and that doesn’t happen to an average Joe at 18.
JOSE MOURINHO has got a battle on his hands at Tottenham.
Right now, they are miles away from where they want to be.
Spurs may have reached the Champions League final last year — but by that point they were already on the slide.
Mauricio Pochettino eventually left in November and Mourinho was called in by Daniel Levy to sort out the mess.
But I think that Mourinho believed the players he was inheriting were better than they actually are.
They were simply awful in Thursday’s 3-1 defeat by Sheffield United.
It has basically ended any lingering hope they had of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.
Defensively, it was the worst performance I’ve seen from them in a long time.
There was no organisation and they were outfought for virtually every key ball.
It made me wonder why Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld were on the bench.
Those two haven’t exactly covered themselves in glory recently — but they would have surely improved a defence of Serge Aurier, Eric Dier, Davinson Sanchez and Ben Davies.
Tottenham have got a massive week coming up, starting with tonight’s home game with Everton — who have now found some form since the Premier League restart.
Then a trip to Bournemouth, who are fighting for their lives down at the bottom, before the clash with Arsenal next Sunday.
That is going to be a pivotal first North London derby in the dugout for both Mourinho and Gunners counterpart Mikel Arteta.
Mourinho has already started digging his players out — but that’s what happened during his time in charge at Manchester United and we all know how that ended up.
He has to get it right at Spurs and quickly. His past record in the Premier League and Champions League counts for nothing now.
Mourinho has always done a great job at the big clubs he has managed but he has also always been backed with huge finances.
It is a different story now at Tottenham.
Chairman Levy is famously strict with spending, and when they took out a £175million loan from the Bank of England last month, he warned that the pandemic is the worst crisis he has faced in his 20 years at the club.
The squad Mourinho has at the moment is a long way off what he needs to challenge at the top of the table.
Mourinho said on Thursday his “bench is rich” but I’m not sure I’d agree with that.
There are short-term issues for him to sort — but the future holds problems, too.
Central to that is Harry Kane. How much longer can Spurs hold on to their star striker?
We know there would be plenty of top clubs lining up to buy him if he became available.
Kane turns 27 later this month and is entering what should be the prime years of his career.
He is already England captain and will want to start winning trophies soon.
At the moment, he only has runners-up medals from the Champions League and the 2015 League Cup.
Unless things change dramatically at Tottenham, they aren’t going to be challenging for the title any time soon — and now face missing Champions League football next season.
Where that leaves Kane and his ambitions still remains to be seen.
This is a huge week for Tottenham but there are bigger hurdles on the road ahead.