Video: Solskjaer heaps praise on Manchester United star after Brighton win

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted with the impact of Mason Greenwood in Manchester United’s 2-1 Premier League victory over Brighton and Hove Albion.

Greenwood was the match-winner with an instinctive header late on which consolidated United’s position in second place by four points.

The Reds were lacklustre for large periods in the first-half but built on the momentum gained through Marcus Rashford’s exquisite equaliser to move 11 points clear of fifth placed Tottenham.

Greenwood hit the post early on and was United’s brightest attacker throughout against Graham Potter’s well-drilled side.

His performance warranted the winner as he netted only his second league goal this season.

Solskjaer was thrilled with the manner of Greenwood’s goal and believes he can add a new dimension to his game with similar finishes.

The United boss was also asked about the importance of Greenwood’s goal return in the closing games of the season after the injury setback to Anthony Martial. 

Greenwood’s stats are not a concern to Solskjaer, who admitted he is not obsessed with stats; he was more impressed with the overall display of the talented teenager.

He believes Greenwood is learning from veteran forward Edinson Cavani and likened his finish to the Uruguayan’s winner away at Southampton earlier this season.

Listen to Solskjaer’s post-match thoughts below:

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