Odion Ighalo predicts a bright future for Mason Greenwood at Manchester United (Getty Images)

Odion Ighalo predicts that Mason Greenwood will become a ‘very, very big’ player for Manchester United.

Greenwood was handed his first-team debut by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season, while this term the 18-year-old has scored 12 goals in 36 appearances.

Ighalo, meanwhile, joined United on in January and the Nigerian striker admits he has been impressed with what he has seen from Greenwood.

‘Greenwood is a very young and exciting player,’ Ighalo said during an Instagram live with Nana Aba Anamoah.

‘Very good player, can use both feet, left and right, he can shoot and score goals.

Mason Greenwood has scored 12 goals for Manchester United this season (Getty Images)

‘He’s a player for the future for Man United.

‘He’s doing well now but in two or three years you’ll see he is going to be doing so well, very, very big, because he’s a very good player.’

Ighalo also expects Paul Pogba to make an immediate impact at United when the World Cup winner returns from injury.

‘He’s a nice guy. A good player. He laughs with everybody. He’s a very good guy,’ said the striker.

‘Hopefully he will be back soon from his injury to hit the ground running.’

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