Manchester United's Mason Greenwood has been nominated for the Golden Boy award.

The accolade is won by Europe's brightest U21 young talent during a calendar year and, after being won by Rafael van der Vaart in its inaugural ceremony back in 2003, the award has an illustrious roll of honour with names such as Wayne Rooney, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe.

Erling Haaland won the award last year after scoring 41 goals in 41 appearances, but this year's renewal seems fairly open.

Bukayo Saka [Arsenal], Pedri [Barcelona], Jude Bellingham [Dortmund], Jamal Musiala [Bayern] and Eduardo Camavinga [Real Madrid] are alongside Greenwood on the nomination list for the award, but there's arguably no standout candidate.

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Greenwood's nomination comes are after the 19-year-old overcame a tumultuous start to last season to end the campaign in prolific fashion and he's continued in that rich vein of form this term, scoring three Premier League goals in four games for United.

The academy graduate provided United with an equaliser against Southampton before scoring a late winner away at Wolves.

Greenwood is one of only four players in Premier League history to score 20 or more goals as a teenager, following in the footsteps of Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen and Rooney.

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