Greenwood has made 48 appearances for the Red Devils in the current season and has scored eleven goals, lower than his tally last season, when he scored 17 goals.


With striker Edinson Cavani’s contract running out in the summer and with no confirmation that the Uruguayan striker will sign a new one, the Red Devils have been linked with a number of forwards.



Shearer however believes that the Red Devils have a solution to their problems in their own backyard in Greenwood and they need not scour the transfer market in the summer looking for strikers.


The Premier League’s record goalscorer further lauded Greenwood for already becoming an excellent player despite his young age and complemented his finishing.



“Every summer, United get linked with signing all sorts of top strikers and I am sure it will be the same this year, whether Cavani signs a new contract or not”, Shearer wrote in his column for BBC Sport.


“But in Greenwood they already have a forward who has the potential to go right to the very top of the game and be up there with the very best goalscorers, I have no doubt about that.



“Greenwood is not just going to be a top-quality player, he already is one.


“I have said it plenty of times before, but his finishing with either foot is just magnificent.


“He has such a short back-lift when he shoots, it doesn’t give defenders or the goalkeeper time to set themselves properly.”


With his strike in the 3-1 victory against Aston Villa at the weekend, Greenwood became the highest scoring teenager for Manchester United, moving ahead of previous record-holder and club legend Wayne Rooney.