Joe Bryan gives hilarious reply to Greenwood’s toughest opponent answer

Plenty of fans were surprised that Mason Greenwood named Fulham defender Joe Bryan as his toughest ever opponent – including Bryan himself, it seems.

Greenwood gave the name of the Fulham left-back as the toughest opponent he has faced in his short career so far.

The 19-year-old has come up against the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan in the last couple of years – but named Bryan as his hardest challenge.

During a fans’ Q&A on Manchester United’s official website, he explained: “I’ve probably got to say, it might be a surprising one, but do you know [Joe] Bryan, the one for Fulham?

“He allowed me no space, no time on the ball, when we played them home and away. It was one of my most difficult games for us.

“He’s one you probably wouldn’t think I’d say his name, but he was getting tight to me and not giving me much space.

“He was a good defender and it was probably my toughest challenge.”

Bryan has since had his say on Greenwood’s comments – and it’s fair to say he probably wasn’t expecting this particular accolade.

In reply to an Instagram post from SPORTbible which carried the Greenwood quotes, Bryan replied: “What’s he been drinking then?”

Bryan and Fulham will play in the Championship in the upcoming campaign after relegation from the Premier League.

The defender joined the Cottagers from Bristol City in 2018, after consistently impressing at both ends of the pitch in the second division of English football.

He would go on to suffer relegation in his first season with the club, but then became a hero in the Championship play-off final the following May, scoring the opening goal in an eventual 2-0 win over Brentford.

Last campaign, Bryan made 16 Premier League appearances. He scored once – a second half equaliser against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

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