Man United preparing new contract for 17-year-old centre-forward

Red Devils have reportedly opened negotiations with Mason Greenwood over signing a new long-term deal which would see his wages increase significantly. U21 England international has been impressive at youth level for Man United, bagging 26 goals and eight assists in 26 matches last campaign.

Norwegian manager has given him a taste of senior football both last campaign after he arrived at Old Trafford in winter and this year, with Mason featuring in all four Premier League matches so far this season albeit in very brief matches.

Nevertheless, there is a clear indication from the Red Devils coach that he is ready to give the youngster a chance to amaze and stake his claim for a more key role moving forward, and that could now also result in an excellent contract offer.

The talks have begun over a new contract for Greenwood, with the suggestion that he could earn nearly £25,000-a-week along with various bonuses if the two sides reach an agreement on a new deal.

The 17-year-old striker currently earns only £800-a-week, that is a significant increase for such a young footballer, and so that would show just how much faith that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the Red Devils have in his ability to become a key player for the club in the coming seasons.

However, it could also be seen as a significant risk to invest so heavily in Greenwood so early in his young career, and there will be pressure on Mason to improve and develop his game to justify that level of faith shown in him.