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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer asks England to not call up Manchester United star

Mason Greenwood has started the season in brilliant form, scoring three goals in the opening five appearances and the 19-year-old is seemingly one of the first names on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team sheet.

Greenwood’s goalscoring start to the campaign came from a central role but since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, the exciting youngster has returned to his familiar role on the right side.

The shift in position has come at the cost of summer signing Jadon Sancho, who has started two games but both on the left-hand side.

Greenwood was left out of England’s World Cup qualifiers last month and manager Gareth Southgate opened up on the decision, arguing his best interest was in his heart after discussions with Manchester United.

According to reports, the teenager will be excluded for next month’s internationals as well after a request from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. That’s according to the Daily Mail, who claim that the Norwegian boss has asked England to delay his return to the international stage.

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Greenwood made his debut for England’s senior side last year, coming on as a substitute in a 1-0 win over Iceland. It remains his sole appearance for the Three Lions.

Solskjaer believes Greenwood’s international career must be handled with care, with beliefs a return to England will add scrutiny on the young forward.

Greenwood also qualifies to switch international allegiances to Jamaica but that is not said to be a factor in his exclusion from next month’s camp.

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