Manchester United put in another impressive display last night as they thumped the seemingly doomed Aston Villa 3-0 as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he cannot drop teenage sensation Mason Greenwood.
United became the first team in Premier League history to win their last four games by a margin of at least three goals.
Solskjaer opted to name an unchanged side from the won which put five past Bournemouth last weekend.
Despite a squad littered with talent including Paul Pogba and January signing Bruno Fernandes, Solskjaer believes it’s his teenager Greenwood that he cannot leave out.
The 18-year old wonderkid smashed another in last night taking his tally for four goals in his last three outings and 16 goals in all competitions this season; a truly amazing break-out season.
On Greenwood’s amazing rise to prominence Solskjaer said: “I am doing my bit to help him but he has to do it – turn in performances in training, in games, live his life properly. It’s up to him how far he wants to go.
“He’s 18 and of course he will get better. He is a natural footballer and has been in the academy since he was a little boy. His dad showed me a picture of us together when he was seven. He knows we believe in him. You cannot leave players out when they score goals.”
Footage below courtesy of Sky Sports:
🗣”He’s 18 of course he will get better, he has been in the club so long, his dad showed me a pic of him and me in the academy when he was 7″
Ole Gunnar Solskjær on how far Mason Greenwood can go pic.twitter.com/ihMFWY2Ion
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) July 9, 2020
United’s name game is on Monday when they welcome in-form Southampton to Old Trafford, surely the United faithful can expect to see Greenwood lead the line once again as Solskjaer looks to secure a spot in the top-four.