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Solskjaer gives update on Mason Greenwood ahead of Southampton clash

Manchester United are set to kick-off against Southampton later this evening in what has turned out to be one of the Red’s most important games this season with a win seeing them rise to third.

Having seen direct top-four rivals Chelsea and Leicester City both lose this weekend to Sheffield United and Bournemouth respectively, United will undoubtedly be looking to pounce on this major opportunity.

Ahead of tonight’s crucial game at Old Trafford we’ve looked at how manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may opt to line his side up as the Reds look to extend their impressive unbeaten run to 18 games in all competitions.

One area of Solskjaer’s possible starting eleven that fans can feel hopeful about is the possible inclusion of break-through sensation Mason Greenwood.

The 18-year old academy starlet has endured an utterly superb professional debut campaign, having scored nine goals and assisted one other in just eight Premier League starts.

During an interview on ManUtd.com, when asked about concerns that his young star may become a victim of burnout Solskjaer said: “You know, at that age you’ve got so much energy, you’ve got no fear.

“You just want to go and play football. If we have a day off, he’ll go and play football with his mates.

“I’m not worried about Mason this season. We’ve just got to look after him of course, in his whole career. He’s a fantastic boy to work with he just loves playing football and at the moment he gets results and rewards for his hard work.”

Given the positive nature of Solskjaer’s response, it is fair to assume that fans should expect to see one of world football’s most exciting prospects start for United once again later this evening.

Manchester United are scheduled to kick-off against Southampton tonight at 20:15 BST.

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