FORMER City player Lee Sharpe has admitted he doesn’t think young Bradford forward Mason Greenwood is ready to be a Manchester United superstar just yet, insisting that new signings could hinder a permanent starting spot.

Sharpe said: “Greenwood is still a young lad, I wouldn’t want to rush him into the team, I think maybe if they do make a signing or two. People are talking about Sancho, they’re talking about Haaland or Kane, so there will be people coming in, in that sort of front three line up.

“ So, it might be that Greenwood only plays the same number of minutes as he does this season, but that’s just a part the learning curve and the process for a young player.”

Sharpe added: “He will get a few more minutes than he did this year, but I still think he might be in and out the team because of the signings that they’ll make.

“The more time that Mason Greenwood gets on the pitch, the more he grows with confidence every time he goes out there.”

Sharpe was also quick to mention that having an experienced head like Edinson Cavani around the youngster, would only benefit him in the long-run.

He said: “Without a shadow of a doubt, someone like Edinson Cavani in training you will watch, you will learn from him - we used to have the same when we were young lads.

“We had Mark Hughes, Eric Cantona, Brian McClair, and you just watch them and learn and watch the standards they produce in training.

“Mason Greenwood is vital and will be an outstanding player, he’s got two great feet, creates chances out of nothing, can score goals and he’ll keep learning from the movement of Cavani and the work rate off the ball which is unreal. If Mason Greenwood is not watching him regularly then he needs to be.”

Sharpe, whose interview quotes were given to GentingBet, also discussed Leeds United’s hopes for next season and their star striker, Patrick Bamford.

Sharpe said: “Leeds can start thinking about a Top Six or Top Eight finish next season – but they’ll need to be wary of second season syndrome.

“And Raphinha should only leave to a Top Four or Top Six club – other than that, there isn’t a bigger club in the league he can be at “

Sharpe was also quick to heap praise on Bamford, who has shone for the Whites, scoring 15 league goals to prove many doubters wrong.

Discussing the matter, Sharpe said: “Bamford has been superb – he’s proved all his doubters wrong.”

With the Euros under a month away, Bradford’s young hotshot Greenwood will be hoping for a place on the plane, as manager Southgate closes in on his squad deadline. Choices will be tough.