Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has told The Mirror that he tried to sign Manchester United wonderkid Mason Greenwood on loan last summer.

Palace are safe from relegation and play the Red Devils this evening with nothing more than professional pride to play for.

The Eagles could have pushed on even further had they landed the youngster, given that he’s enjoyed a stunning breakthrough campaign during 2019/20.

Greenwood has netted 17 goals in all competitions this season, registering five assists in the process.

Hodgson has been blown away by Greenwood and admitted a desire to take him to Selhurst Park.

Greenwood has netted 17 goals in all competitions this season, registering five assists in the process.

Hodgson has been blown away by Greenwood and admitted a desire to take him to Selhurst Park.