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“Different class” – Solskjaer singles out Manchester United youngster

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has heaped praise onto Manchester United starlet Mason Greenwood.

The academy graduate has long looked one of the most promising young players in the country, but you could say he has struggled to score goals like he did last term.

Still, the manager remains a big fan of the 19-year-old, who has made an impact on the players around him despite not scoring goals consistently.

Tonight United take on West Ham in the FA Cup fifth-round and there should be a place in the starting line-up for Greenwood.

“Mason was different class,” Solskjaer said (via Manchester Evening News). “I thought he was the standard performer on the pitch, he just didn’t get a goal that his performance deserves.

“I think the last few games if you look at him closely, I know we scored nine against Southampton but if you look at his performance I thought his performance was top and he’s improved and matured immensely.

“He’s working with some of the top forwards in the country, of course. He’s learning off them and it’s exciting to see that he’s come over his blip and he’s playing really, really well.”

I think Greenwood needs to be playing more often.

Last season we got a taste of first-team action and played quite a few games, but I believe he will overcome this spell of not scoring as much goals in the near future. Playing more games could act as a form of medicine for the young star.

And in terms of goals both Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford could do with scoring more.

Edinson Cavani is likely to lead the line between now and the end of the season unless he picks up any injuries and niggles.

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3 responses to ““Different class” – Solskjaer singles out Manchester United youngster”

  1. Gregory says:

    Ole is obviously a bad assessor of players. If you cannot score consistently as striker at 19 years of age, after playing, sleeping, breathing, eating football for most of your life, you can never be a good player or striker. Better don’t waste the club money.

    • Arina says:

      If you were half as good as you imply you are, you’d understand the boy has been played as a winger who also covers up for AWB whenever he bombs forward where he’s prone to losing the ball in sensitive areas, exposing the team to quick counterattacks.

    • Arina Richard says:

      If you were half as good as you imply you are, you’d understand that the boy has been played as a winger this season with the added responsibility of covering AWB whenever he bombs forward where he’s prone to losing the ball in sensitive areas, exposing the team to quick counterattacks.