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Rio Ferdinand believes one Man United player is priceless to Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a plethora of young attacking talent in his Manchester United squad.

The Norwegian is focusing his Old Trafford rebuild around his young stars such as Scott McTominay, Brandon Williams and Marcus Rashford.

But United great Rio Ferdinand has named one starlet in particular as priceless to the United boss.

The former defender turned BT Sport pundit believes Mason Greenwood is invaluable given his ability and attitude at such a young age.

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“Have you seen what this kid is doing?” he said on Instagram, as quoted by FourFourTwo.

“Left and right foot. If you said to him take a free-kick please, in his own mind he is saying to himself ‘do they want it on my right or my left foot?’ That is the kind of conversations he is having in his head.

“Left foot, right foot, bang. The ball is hitting the back of the net, that is how he moves. I have seen this kid since he was very young and I have heard people talking about him at the club.

“Every level he has gone into, that is the key, every level he has played he has looked unfazed and stepped up to it easily. Like with pure, pure ease. He has just done it.

“He just looks around ‘Old Trafford? This is me, I’m meant to be here.’ That is the vibe I get from him. You can’t put a price on that, that cold-hearted calm confidence is just mad.”

Greenwood is a generational talent and Solskjaer is blessed to have a player of his quality coming through the ranks. The 18-year-old has already been described by his manager as the most natural finisher at the club and he has proven this, even with limited game time this season.

The teenage sensation, who has operated in number of roles in attack, has netted 12 goals this season.

Crucially, Solskjaer is keen not to overplay Greenwood as he becomes accustom to first-team football at the highest level. But his talent is extraordinary and we can’t wait to see him develop into a superstar at Old Trafford in the coming seasons.

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