TalkSPORT host Adrian Durham has defended Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood after reports emerged claiming the club were growing frustrated with his poor discipline.
The Times reported this week that the club had censured Greenwood for repeated breaches of discipline, specifically his lateness.
Greenwood was sent home from England duty last month in disgrace after it was revealed he and Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden had invited two Icelandic women back to their hotel room, which was a clear breach of Covid-19 safety guidelines.
And these latest reports have concerned some supporters who are worried Greenwood’s lack of professionalism could mean he wastes his incredible talent.
But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has swiftly denied any notion of wrongdoing from Greenwood, defending his player staunchly ahead of United’s game against Chelsea on Saturday.
“I have to disappoint you… he’s never ever late for training,” Solskjaer said, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
I’ve seen some ex United players talking about him and they don’t know what they’re talking about and they can see every day. I don’t know where these stories have come from.
“He’s got a good family behind him, academy and he’s a good trainer and I cannot believe all these stories about him not being professional, that’s something we have to deal with many players, many other players at United have had that.”
It’s pleasing to see United’s manager dismiss accusations and protect his player from the media.
TalkSPORT’s Durham has insisted people need to stop castigating Greenwood and that his recent actions are a reflection of a teenager who has been catapulted into fame.
Listen to Durham’s thoughts below, via TalkSPORT:
🤷♂️ “The reality is teenagers do what they do, they are not bad people.”
🏴 “Greenwood got it badly wrong on England duty but he was new to it!”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) October 23, 2020